The Decameron - Study Guide Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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These stories revolve around the art of deception, often ending in hilarity.

Peronella is a spinster of wool who has chosen to marry a man who makes his living as a stone mason. Soon after the marriage, Peronella takes a lover. Every day while the husband is at work, Peronella's lover stays with her. One day, the husband returns home midmorning while Peronella is with her lover. Thinking fast, Peronella tells her lover to jump into a barrel in the kitchen and hide. Once the husband comes into the small house, Peronella begins to scold him and yell about how she works all day long and he comes home instead of staying out there and earning a living. The husband quickly explains that he has found a way to make extra money by selling the barrel that has taken up so much room in the...

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