The Golden Ass - Chapter 18: The Ass is Transformed and Chapter 19: At the Bar Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18: The Ass is Transformed and Chapter 19: At the Bar Summary

Chapter 18: Lucius arrives at Corinth—the city in which the ship dedication is to take place—and finds the festival exactly as it was described in his vision. He works his way through the crowd, careful not to draw excessive attention to himself. The priest—also contacted by the Goddess the night before—is dangling the garland of roses as promised. Lucius sneaks up behind him and bites off a few petals. Instantly, he transforms into his old, human self. The audience is awed at this miracle, which they attribute to the goddess Isis. The priest tells Lucius that as an act of thanksgiving to the goddess, he must now dedicate himself to her service. Lucius is hesitant because he knows...

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