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The Lais of Marie de France Chapter Summary & Analysis - Les Deus Amanz Summary

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Les Deus Amanz Summary

Near a high mountain is the city of Pitres, which was founded by a king with a beautiful daughter. The king is devoted to his daughter and does not wish to give her up in marriage. To better keep him for himself, he decrees that any man who wishes to marry her must be able to carry her to the top of the nearby mountain without resting. Many men try, for she is very beautiful, but none succeed.

In a nearby region lives a young and valiant knight who loves the princess, and she loves him. Knowing that he could never meet her father's challenge, he tries to persuade her to elope with him. She will not, for it will devastate her father. Instead, she tells her lover to go to her aunt, who is skilled in medicine and will give him a...

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