The Lais of Marie de France - Laustic Summary & Analysis

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In St. Malo live two very valiant knights, who have large fortified houses next to each other. One of the knights falls deeply in love with the wife of the other, and she loves him. Because she is so closely protected, they cannot meet in person. She is able to see him in his house from her bedroom window, however, and they manage to send messages and gifts to each other.

The lady gets out of bed every night to stand at her window and gaze at her lover. When her husband asks why she goes to the window every night, she explains that she is entranced by the song of the nightingale. Her husband laughs in spite. The following day, he traps the nightingale and brings it, alive, to his wife. He tells her she will no longer be kept awake by its song and kills...

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