The Golden Ass - Chapter 14: With the Market-Gardener and the Centurion and Chapter 15: At the Councillor's House Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14: With the Market-Gardener and the Centurion and Chapter 15: At the Councillor's House Summary

Chapter 14: Lucius is sold to a kind but poor gardener. His life is, for the most part, pleasant: He is treated well and his work-load is light. His only sufferings come as a result of his master's poverty, sufferings to which even his master is subject. One night a farmer arrives at the house, exhausted from a long ride. The gardener takes him in and hospitably offers him a bed and a meal. Out of gratitude, the farmer promises to return the favor and invites the gardener to his house. The gardener obliges but during the course of the meal, tragedy strikes the farmer: His three sons are killed in a property dispute involving two neighbors. After commiserating with...

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