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THE PENTAMERONE.

now freed from danger, went their way leisurely and quietly to the kingdom of the prince, where, with his father's free consent, he took Petrosinella to wife; and thus, after all these storms of fate, they experienced the truth, that

"One hour in port, the sailor freed from fears
Forgets the tempests of a hundred years."




Zeza's story was listened to with such delight to the end, that, had it even continued for an hour longer, the time would have appeared only a moment. But it now being Cecca's turn, she began as follow.