The Heptameron - Stories Sixteen through Twenty Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories Sixteen through Twenty Summary

In Story Sixteen, Geburon tells of a widow who was wooed by a French gentleman for three years. After this time, the lady was convinced that his love was sincere. The first time they are together, they hear the sounds of swords outside their bedroom. The sword-bearers turn out to be chambermaids. The lady had engaged these chambermaids as one final test of the man's honor. Because she found him worthy, the lady was willing to take him as her lover.

In Story Seventeen, Oisille tells about the Seigneur de La Tremouille who has discovered that a man named Wilhelm has accepted money in an agreement to kill the king. The king decides to test Wilhelm and find out for himself if the rumor is true. The king confronts Wilhelm in the forrest, hinting that he knows...

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