The Marquise of O, and Other Stories - The Foundling Summary & Analysis

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The Foundling Summary

Antonio Piachi and his son travel to the town of Ragusa. Since there is a plague in the town, Piachi and the boy attempt to return home but are stopped on the road by a young boy who says he is suffering from the plague. The boy grasps Piachi's hand and kisses it. Piachi is first horrified as a result of this rash act but feels pity for the boy when he falls unconscious. The police come after Piachi and arrest him when they find the sick boy in his possession. Piachi, his son and the boy are all taken back to Ragusa. The boy gets well but Piachi's son becomes sick and dies.

When Piachi learns the boy, called Nicolo, is an orphan he takes the boy home with him. Piachi and his wife, Elvira, raise the boy as their...

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