The Heptameron - Stories Forty-one through Forty-five Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories Forty-one through Forty-five Summary

In Story Forty-one, Saffredent tells about a friar who attempts to get his way with a girl by suggesting that the girl wear his cord around her bare waist. He also insists that he must be the one to tie on the cord. When the girl's mother learns what has happened, she has the priest beaten for his forwardness. In Story Forty-two, Parlamente recounts a tale about a young lord's love for a common girl named Francoise. Although the lord could have forced Francoise to be with him, he instead respects her enough that he does not force her. The lord gives the girl permission to marry one of his servants. At the conclusion of the story, the group agrees that the prince's actions are as admirable as the girl's since he had opportunity to force himself...

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