By Ross Gilbert Arthur

First released in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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2701) A great uproar arose in the high street, as it did every day. Garinet wasnÕt especially interested in it, but everyone who knew the situation rushed to the doors and windows to look at the strange spectacle. Garinet asked what was causing the noise. The host said: ÒIt is fine sport! Come see a mad fool who has haunted this town all year. Ó Garinet became pensive about it: he thought it might be 60 Amadas and Ydoine Amadas. As quickly as he could he ran to the window, put his head out and saw Amadas running up the street like a madman, completely naked, all deformed, with matted hair; he had lost his mind and didnÕt know who he was.

When I assisted at his birth, the knife I needed to have to make the cut was missing: I didnÕt have it! Just as you were poorly served in the matter of the spoon at YdoineÕs birth and are still upset by it, so I was treated villainously and shamefully at the CountÕs birth. I was more upset about it than I can say. In my anger, I ordained that when he married a wife and lay with her, as soon as he had done what pleased him, he would never again feel joy or happiness. He would die in sorrow within a year and nothing in this world could save him.

The Countess he had married was so upset about it that she fainted at the church and had to be carried to her chamber! (2359) No matter how anyone felt about it, they had to hold the wedding feast, but Ydoine did not eat or drink, for her heart was racked with anguish. The Count pretended to be happy, but there was no joy or happiness in his heart: he was much more pensive and sad than he let people know. Nevertheless he went to bed beside his wife that night, but he was completely dismayed. He had many different thoughts and worries: he did not know whether to do it or let it be, or how to decide or to ask for advice.

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