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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scenes 8 and 9 Summary

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Act 3, Scenes 8 and 9 Summary

Mosca comes to Volpone, wounded in the face. Mosca and Volpone brainstorm on what to do now that Volpone has been discovered. Mosca suggests suicide, but before he gets much further, there is a knock at the door. The two assume it is the law, and Mosca escorts Volpone back to his couch.

Corbaccio enters and asks Mosca how he was injured. Mosca confesses that it was Bonario who injured him. Mosca tells him that Bonario found out about Corbaccio's plot to disinherit his son and came to Volpone's house to kill him in a plot. With this news, Corbaccio's decision to disinherit his son is sealed.

Voltore comes to the house, and Corbaccio cannot hear the conversation, because he is deaf. Voltore accuses Mosca of playing them both, but Mosca allays his fears by telling him he was only trying to build...

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