Wife of Bath

Wife of Bath

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  • "There is no other incubus but he, so there is really no one else to hurt you and he will do no more than take your virtue." Friars have purged the world of fairies, and while they still rape women they don't get them pregnant.
  • "By very force he took her maidenhead." "So ceaselessly, he gave the queen the case and granted her his life." "What is the thing that women most desire?" After the night raped a maiden, the queen gives him a riddle to spare his life.
  • "'Honor,' said some, some 'Jollity and pleasure.' Some 'Gorgeous clothes' and others 'Fun in bed." The knight goes on a quest to find the answer to the riddle, but comes up with nothing.
  • "'Betray me not, O water, with thy sound!'" "My husband has a pair of ass ears!'" "A little while, it must come out at last, we can't keep secrets." A woman relates the story of King Midas and how women can't keep secrets.
  • "There wasn't a living creature to be seen save one old woman crouched upon the green" "Your life is safe; I shall make good my claim" The knight meets an old woman who promises to save his life if he promises to be hers.
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