The Heptameron - Stories Seventy-one through Seventy-two Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories Seventy-one through Seventy-two Summary

In Story Seventy-one, Parlamente tells about a saddler named Brimbaudier. Upon learning that his wife is near death, the man tries to take consolation from one of the maids in the room with them. The wife, who had not spoken for days, begins to yell at her husband telling him she is not dead yet. After this incident, the wife gets better and lives for years to nag her husband. In Story Seventy-two, Dagoucin recounts a tale of a monk who takes advantage of a nun while they are preparing a body for burial. In order to cover his sin, the monk tells the nun that God does not consider what they have done to be a sin. The nun continues to sleep with the monk and finally becomes pregnant. The nun asks permission to go to...

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