The Heptameron - Stories Twenty-six through Thirty Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories Twenty-six through Thirty Summary

In Story Twenty-six, Saffredent tells the story of d'Avannes, a fine-looking young man who falls in love with the wife of his adoptive father. Although d'Avannes tells this lady of his love, it is not until the time of the lady's death that she tells d'Avannes of her love for him. After her death, d'Avannes tells the lady's husband of her love for him. The lady's husband is touched that his wife's honor was so strong that she remained true to him even while loving another. In their conversation afterwards, members of the group discuss whether or not the woman was really virtuous since she held the desire for sin in her heart.

In Story Twenty-seven, Ennasuite tells of a woman who tricks her unwanted lover into going into an atic to wait for her. She calls...

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