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  • Il Novellino

    LXXXVIII
    Here is told of Messer Castellano da Caferi of Mantua

    When Messere Castellano of Mantua was the governor1 of Florence, there arose a quarrel between Messer Pepo Alemanni and Messer Cante Caponsacchi, so that they threatened one another direly.

    Wherefore the governor, to put an end to the difference, sent them both over the frontier. Messer Pepo he sent in one direction and Messer Cante, since he was a great friend of his, he sent to Mantua. And he recommended him to his family; and Messere Cante rewarded him in this way: he lay with his wife.

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    Storer, Edward, trans. Il Novellino: The Hundred Old Tales. London: G. Routledge & Sons Ltd.; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., [1925]. 194-195

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