King Henry IV, Part I - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Falstaff and Bardolph are still at the Boar's-Head Tavern in Eastcheap. Falstaff is fretting that his recent suffering has made him grow thin. He asks Bardolph to cheer his mood, and Bardolph replies that Falstaff is extremely fat. Falstaff in turn attacks Bardolph's red face, saying that it looks like a burning death's head.

The hostess enters, and Falstaff asks if she has found out who has picked his pockets. The Hostess insists that she does not keep thieves in her inn and suggests that Falstaff is trying to avoid his bill. Falstaff refuses, insisting that he has been robbed of a seal ring worth 40 marks. The Hostess comments that she has heard the prince say that the ring is only copper and not valuable.

Prince Henry and Peto enter, marching. Falstaff tells the Prince about how his pockets were picked while he lay sleeping...

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