The Golden Ass - Chapter 12: With the Eunuch Priests and Chapter 13: At the Mill-House Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12: With the Eunuch Priests and Chapter 13: At the Mill-House Summary

Chapter 12: Now that Charite and Tlepolemus are dead and the estate has passed onto new hand, the bailiff at Lucius' farm decides that it is no longer safe and decides to set out, with most of the workers and livestock, for safer destination. Ironically, this involves traveling through the treacherous countryside which, of late, has been terrorized by bandits, wolves, and even a monstrous snake. They stop in a town on their way and hear a story about a bailiff who had been gruesomely tortured and killed by his master for committing adultery. The story is told by a group of refugees from the same farm, who escaped lest a similar fate befall them.

The next day, the convoy decides to sell off the pack...

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