The Third Book

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Francois Rabelais to the Soul of the Deceased Queen of Navarre
The Author's Prologue
Chapter I - How Pantagruel transported a colony of Utopians into Dipsody
Chapter II - How Panurge was made Laird of Salmigondin in Dipsody, and did waste his revenue before it came in
Chapter III - How Panurge praiseth the debtors and borrowers
Chapter IV - Panurge continueth his discourse in the praise of borrowers and lenders
Chapter V - How Pantagruel altogether abhorreth the debtors and borrowers
Chapter VI - Why new married men were privileged from going to the wars
Chapter VII - How Panurge had a flea in his ear, and forbore to wear any longer his magnificent codpiece
Chapter VIII - Why the codpiece is held to be the chief piece of armour amongst warriors
Chapter IX - How Panurge asketh counsel of Pantagruel whether he should marry, yea, or no
Chapter X - How Pantagruel representeth unto Panurge the difficulty of giving advice in the matter of marriage; and to that purpose mentioneth somewhat of the Homeric and Virgilian lotteries
Chapter XI - How Pantagruel showeth the trial of one's fortune by the throwing of dice to be unlawful
Chapter XII - How Pantagruel doth explore by the Virgilian lottery what fortune Panurge shall have in his marriage
Chapter XIII - How Pantagruel adviseth Panurge to try the future good or bad luck of his marriage by dreams
Chapter XIV - Panurge's dream, with the interpretation thereof
Chapter XV - Panurge's excuse and exposition of the monastic mystery concerning powdered beef
Chapter XVI - How Pantagruel adviseth Panurge to consult with the Sibyl of Panzoust
Chapter XVII - How Panurge spoke to the Sibyl of Panzoust
Chapter XVIII - How Pantagruel and Panurge did diversely expound the verses of the Sibyl of Panzoust
Chapter XIX - How Pantagruel praiseth the counsel of dumb men
Chapter XX - How Goatsnose by signs maketh answer to Panurge
Chapter XXI - How Panurge consulteth with an old French poet, named Raminagrobis
Chapter XXII - How Panurge patrocinates and defendeth the Order of the Begging Friars
Chapter XXIII - How Panurge maketh the motion of a return to Raminagrobis
Chapter XXIV - How Panurge consulteth with Epistemon
Chapter XXV - How Panurge consulteth with Herr Trippa
Chapter XXVI - How Panurge consulteth with Friar John of the Funnels
Chapter XXVII - How Friar John merrily and sportingly counselleth Panurge
Chapter XXVIII - How Friar John comforteth Panurge in the doubtful matter of cuckoldry
Chapter XXIX - How Pantagruel convocated together a theologian, physician, lawyer, and philosopher, for extricating Panurge out of the perplexity wherein he was
Chapter XXX - How the theologue, Hippothadee, giveth counsel to Panurge in the matter and business of his nuptial enterprise
Chapter XXXI - How the physician Rondibilis counselleth Panurge
Chapter XXXII - How Rondibilis declareth cuckoldry to be naturally one of the appendances of marriage
Chapter XXXIII - Rondibilis the physician's cure of cuckoldry
Chapter XXXIV - How women ordinarily have the greatest longing after things prohibited
Chapter XXXV - How the philosopher Trouillogan handleth the difficulty of marriage
Chapter XXXVI - A continuation of the answer of the Ephectic and Pyrrhonian philosopher Trouillogan
Chapter XXXVII - How Pantagruel persuaded Panurge to take counsel of a fool
Chapter XXXVIII - How Triboulet is set forth and blazed by Pantagruel and Panurge
Chapter XXXIX - How Pantagruel was present at the trial of Judge Bridlegoose, who decided causes and controversies in law by the chance and fortune of the dice
Chapter XL - How Bridlegoose giveth reasons why he looked upon those law-actions which he decided by the chance of the dice
Chapter XLI - How Bridlegoose relateth the history of the reconcilers of parties at variance in matters of law
Chapter XLII - How suits at law are bred at first, and how they come afterwards to their perfect growth
Chapter XLIII - How Pantagruel excuseth Bridlegoose in the matter of sentencing actions at law by the chance of the dice
Chapter XLIV - How Pantagruel relateth a strange history of the perplexity of human judgment
Chapter XLV - How Panurge taketh advice of Triboulet
Chapter XLVI - How Pantagruel and Panurge diversely interpret the words of Triboulet
Chapter XLVII - How Pantagruel and Panurge resolved to make a visit to the Oracle of the Holy Bottle
Chapter XLVIII - How Gargantua showeth that the children ought not to marry without the special knowledge and advice of their fathers and mothers
Chapter XLIX - How Pantagruel did put himself in a readiness to go to sea; and of the herb named Pantagruelion
Chapter L - How the famous Pantagruelion ought to be prepared and wrought
Chapter LI - Why it is called Pantagruelion, and of the admirable virtues thereof
Chapter LII - How a certain kind of Pantagruelion is of that nature that the fire is not able to consume it
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