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

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

In Story Fifty-one, Oisille tells a story of a young woman who is put to death by a cruel Duke because the Duke's son has fallen in love with her. Although both the Duke's son and Duke's wife tried to protect the girl, they were unable to save her once the Duke made up his mind that she was unworthy of his son.

In Story Fifty-two, Simontaut tells a story of a cheap man who becomes the prey of a servant who allows the man to steal a lump of excrement disguised as sugar loaf. Believing that he can exchange the sugar for his supper, the man orders dinner at a local hotel. As the "sugar loaf" begins to thaw the man smells it odor. The man soon realizes that he has been the one who has...

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