Gargantua and Pantagruel - Pantagruel: Chapters 10-17 (p. 74-133) Summary & Analysis

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Pantagruel: Chapters 10-17 (p. 74-133) Summary

In chapter ten, the people compare Pantagruel's wisdom to that of Solomon and offer to appoint him official Receiver of Petitions and President of Court, but Pantagruel refuses because such offices are like slavery and the officers usually become corrupted by men. Instead, he receives wine, which Panurge slurps down before telling of how he escaped from the Turks when they tried to roast him alive. In chapter eleven, Pantagruel, seeking recreation from his studies, strolls toward the Faubourg Saint-Marcel where he intends to have a look at La Follie-Gobelin, accompanied by Panurge. On their return, Panurge mocks the walls of Paris, tells Pantagruel a fine tale, "On the Compotations of the Mendicant Friars", and jokes about women. Pantagruel thinks Panurge is a fine fellow and dresses him in his livery. Chapter twelve describes the morals and characteristics of...

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