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Gargantua by Honoré Daumier


The Author's Prologue to the First Book
Rabelais to the Reader
Chapter I - Of the Genealogy and Antiquity of Gargantua
Chapter II - The Antidoted Fanfreluches:Chapter or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in an ancient Monument
Chapter III - How Gargantua was carried eleven months in his mother's belly
Chapter IV - How Gargamelle, being great with Gargantua, did eat a huge deal of tripes
Chapter V - The Discourse of the Drinkers
Chapter VI - How Gargantua was born in a strange manner
Chapter VII - After what manner Gargantua had his name given him, and how he tippled, bibbed, and curried the can
Chapter VIII - How they apparelled Gargantua
Chapter IX - The colours and liveries of Gargantua
Chapter X - Of that which is signified by the colours white and blue
Chapter XI - Of the youthful age of Gargantua
Chapter XII - Of Gargantua's wooden horses
Chapter XIII - How Gargantua's wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech
Chapter XIV - How Gargantua was taught Latin by a Sophister
Chapter XV - How Gargantua was put under other schoolmasters
Chapter XVI - How Gargantua was sent to Paris, and of the huge great mare that he rode on; how she destroyed the oxflies of the Beauce
Chapter XVII - How Gargantua paid his welcome to the Parisians, and how he took away the great bells of Our Lady's Church
Chapter XVIII - How Janotus de Bragmardo was sent to Gargantua to recover the great bells
Chapter XIX - The oration of Master Janotus de Bragmardo for recovery of the bells
Chapter XX - How the Sophister carried away his cloth, and how he had a suit in law against the other masters
Chapter XXI - The study of Gargantua, according to the discipline of his schoolmasters the Sophisters
Chapter XXII - The games of Gargantua
Chapter XXIII - How Gargantua was instructed by Ponocrates, and in such sort disciplinated, that he lost not one hour of the day
Chapter XXIV - How Gargantua spent his time in rainy weather
Chapter XXV - How there was great strife and debate raised betwixt the cake-bakers of Lerne, and those of Gargantua's country, whereupon were waged great wars
Chapter XXVI - How the inhabitants of Lerne, by the commandment of Picrochole their king, assaulted the shepherds of Gargantua unexpectedly and on a sudden
Chapter XXVII - How a monk of Seville saved the close of the abbey from being ransacked by the enemy
Chapter XXVIII - How Picrochole stormed and took by assault the rock Clermond, and of Grangousier's unwillingness and aversion from the undertaking of war
Chapter XXIX - The tenour of the letter which Grangousier wrote to his son Gargantua
Chapter XXX - How Ulric Gallet was sent unto Picrochole
Chapter XXXI - The speech made by Gallet to Picrochole
Chapter XXXII - How Grangousier, to buy peace, caused the cakes to be restored
Chapter XXXIII - How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger
Chapter XXXIV - How Gargantua left the city of Paris to succour his country, and how Gymnast encountered with the enemy
Chapter XXXV - How Gymnast very souply and cunningly killed Captain Tripet and others of Picrochole's men
Chapter XXXVI - How Gargantua demolished the castle at the ford of Vede, and how they passed the ford
Chapter XXXVII - How Gargantua, in combing his head, made the great cannon-balls fall out of his hair
Chapter XXXVIII - How Gargantua did eat up six pilgrims in a salad
Chapter XXXIX - How the Monk was feasted by Gargantua, and of the jovial discourse they had at supper
Chapter XL - Why monks are the outcasts of the world; and wherefore some have bigger noses than others
Chapter XLI - How the Monk made Gargantua sleep, and of his hours and breviaries
Chapter XLII - How the Monk encouraged his fellow-champions, and how he hanged upon a tree
Chapter XLIII - How the scouts and fore-party of Picrochole were met with by Gargantua, and how the Monk slew Captain Drawforth, and then was taken prisoner by his enemies
Chapter XLIV - How the Monk rid himself of his keepers, and how Picrochole's forlorn hope was defeated
Chapter XLV - How the Monk carried along with him the Pilgrims, and of the good words that Grangousier gave them
Chapter XLVI - How Grangousier did very kindly entertain Touchfaucet his prisoner
Chapter XLVII - How Grangousier sent for his legions, and how Touchfaucet slew Rashcalf, and was afterwards executed by the command of Picrochole
Chapter XLVIII - How Gargantua set upon Picrochole within the rock Clermond, and utterly defeated the army of the said Picrochole
Chapter XLIX - How Picrochole in his flight fell into great misfortunes, and what Gargantua did after the battle
Chapter L - Gargantua's speech to the vanquished
Chapter LI - How the victorious Gargantuists were recompensed after the battle
Chapter LII - How Gargantua caused to be built for the Monk the Abbey of Theleme
Chapter LIII - How the abbey of the Thelemites was built and endowed
Chapter LIV - The inscription set upon the great gate of Theleme
Chapter LV - What manner of dwelling the Thelemites had
Chapter LVI - How the men and women of the religious order of Theleme were apparelled
Chapter LVII - How the Thelemites were governed, and of their manner of living
Chapter LVIII - A prophetical Riddle