The Decameron - Chapters 9 - 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 - 10 Summary

A man meets an abbess and falls in love with her. Although the relationship is forbidden, the man sneaks into the abbess' cell and spends the night with her. The nuns in the abbess' charge are unaware of the affair. One of the other nuns is having an affair as well and is caught by one of the sisters. The sister tells the other nuns about the break of the celibacy vow and knows she must tell the abbess. The nun goes to the abbess who will surely punish the nun for her indiscretion. The abbess, shocked at being interrupted in the middle of the night, searches in the dark for her veil. The abbess mistakenly grabs her lover's pants and puts them on her head. Remarkably, the nuns do not comment on the abbess' appearance. When the abbess confronts the other nun who is...

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