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THE MONTHS.

rer; and he added that, although another brother might have borne Cianne ill-will for the cruelty with which he had treated him in his poverty, yet he reflected that his avarice had been a favourable wind which had brought him to this port, and therefore wished to show himself grateful for the benefit.

When Cianne heard these things, he begged his brother's pardon for his past unkindness, and entering into partnership they enjoyed together their good fortune, and from that time forward Cianne spoke well of everything, however bad it might be; for

“The dog that is scalded with hot water, has ever
after a dread of cold water.”

 

 

When Cecca had finished her story, with which all were extremely pleased, Meneca, who was on thorns to disburden hers, seeing that all present were listening attentively, began as follows.