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the mother giving them her blessing, this happy marriage was celebrated with great feasting and illuminations, and Preziosa experienced the truth of the saying, that

"One who acts well may always expect good."



When Antonella's story was ended, it was loudly applauded as beautiful and charming, and offering a good example of a virtuous maiden. And now Ciulla's turn being come, she began as follows.