Gargantua and Pantagruel - Gargantua: Chapters 36-56 and Almanac (p. 322-387) Summary & Analysis

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Gargantua: Chapters 36-56 and Almanac (p. 322-387) Summary

In chapter thirty-six, when six pilgrims returning from Saint Sebastian's hide in a garden for nightly shelter, Gargantua swallows them with lettuce, but luckily, one pilgrim's staff hits a cavity in Gargantua's tooth, causing him to spit them back out. When Grandgousier tells his son about the prowess of Frere Jean in the next chapter, the monk is summoned and courteously greeted by all as they discuss chivalry and the war. In chapter thirty-eight, Eudemon, impressed with Frere Jean's worthiness, asks why many men avoid monks, and Gargantua explains that many monks are lazy. After dinner, they rest in the next chapter, and they ride out to patrol when they awake, with Frere Jean getting stuck in a tree as he encourages the men to have courage in chapter forty.

Though Picrochole escaped, he is...

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