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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 5, Canto 4 Summary & Analysis

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Artegall and Talus continue their journey and come across two brothers and their wives fighting over a treasure chest. They tell their story: Each brother, Amidas and Bracidas, was left an island by their father. Over time, erosion pushed part of Bracidas' island into Amidas' island. Bracidas' fiancée, Philtra, left him for Amidas and the bigger island. Amidas' fiancée, Lucy, was cast aside and found a treasure chest while floating to Bracidas' island. Artegall decides that just as Amidas kept the soil the sea gave him, Bracidas (and Lucy) should keep the chest the sea gave them.

Artegall and Talus move on and encounter a knight, Turpine, who is being taken to his death by a mob of women. Artegall and Talus save Turpine from the women and hear Turpine's story. A woman, Radigund, an Amazon-like warrior, forces all the men she defeats...

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