The Decameron - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Andreuccio di Pietro is a famous merchant known for buying and selling horses. Pietro hears that there are many horses to be bought at low prices in Naples and sets out for the city. While Pietro is on the street, a prostitute sees him and decides to take Pietro's money. The prostitute is in the company of an older woman who knows Pietro and seeks an introduction. The older woman takes the opportunity to visit Pietro and invites him to her home. The prostitute is at the house and after a long discussion convinces Pietro that she is a sister who had been abandoned in Palermo by Pietro's father. Pietro does not sense the trickery and is coerced into staying for dinner and then spending the night. Pietro is attended by a servant who instructs him in how to go to the bathroom. Pietro falls through the...

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