The Decameron - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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The Baronci family of Florence is legendary for their ugliness. Two other famous Florentines are also known for their less than pleasing countenances. Messer Forese da Rabatta is a master of civil law, known throughout the land for his expertise in jurisprudence. Giotto di Bondone is a famous painter and sculptor whose frescoes are well celebrated in Padua. The two men, although brilliant, are terribly ugly. One day, the two men happen to meet on the road to Florence. It starts to rain and the men seek shelter at a mutual friend's home. The rain keeps on and soon the men decide that they must continue on the journey to Florence regardless of the weather. Then men borrow clothes from the friend and dressed as penniless peasants, begin the trek home. Along the way, Rabatta jokes that no one would ever know by looking at Bondone that...

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