By Ross Gilbert Arthur
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Whether she is a lady or a handmaid, if she perseveres in a beautiful deception, a woman will never lack resources and will always be called a lady. (2007) She sought out three witches who between them knew all the arts of magic, and told them at once what she wanted to do. If it could be carried off, she would reward them so well that they would be rich forever. They told her that they knew so many tricks and devices that they would soon bring all her desires to a conclusion. And they could certainly do it, for in all this world there was no one more useful or cunning.
But on the other hand she was delighted to learn that he was still alive, for she firmly intended to cure him of his illness completely. Garinet went to his lodgings. The Countess remained in her bed, sighing and lamenting all night long in great sorrow. The next day she sent for her husband; he came to her, sat 63 Amadas and Ydoine down by the bed and said, ÒDear sweetheart, how are you? Ó (2927) Then the CountessÕs eyes filled with tears. She was delighted with the promise her lord had generously made, quite in accord with her own wishes.
As he traveled he sang loudly and sweetly about Ydoine the blonde, with courtly words and great love. His companions rode along with him, two by two, happily listening to the little song he sang. I assure you that they loved him deeply, and he was kind and attentive to them, always amiable, soft-spoken and generous with his costly gifts, and so they all loved him as much as themselves. (1673) As they listened happily to their lordÕs song, in the distance they saw a lad coming to meet them on foot, well-spoken and carefully dressed in well-dyed scarlet silk.
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