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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This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.