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Unformatted text preview: After hearing the Friar's tale, the Summoner is angry and sarcastically suggests that the Friar told a well-documented story since friars and fiends are always good friends. He then recalls for the other pilgrims the story of the friar who once had a vision of hell and, while being guided through hell by an angel, never saw a single friar. The friar wondered aloud whether all friars were in a state of grace; in response, the angel asked Satan to lift up his tail. Suddenly twenty thousand friars were seen swarming around Satan's "arse." Having made his point about the friars in general, the Summoner tells another insulting story about one friar in particular. A friar, who goes about seeking contributions, promises prayers and possible salvation in exchange for anything his parishioners will give. Once back at the convent, the friar promptly forgets to make for anything his parishioners will give....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11