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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Pardoner's Tale
lines 593-602: The three men find Death


       What nedeth it to sermone of it moore?
For right as they hadde cast his deeth bifoore,
595Right so they han him slayn, and that anon.
And whan that this was doon, thus spak that oon:
"Now lat us sitte and drynke, and make us merie,
And afterward we wol his body berie."
And with that word it happed hym, par cas,
600To take the botel ther the poysoun was,
And drank, and yaf his felawe drynke also,
For which anon they storven bothe two.
       What is the need to tell about it more?
For just as they had planned his death before,
595Just so they murdered him, and that anon.
And when the thing was done, then spoke the one:
"Now let us sit and drink and so be merry,
And afterward we will his body bury."
And as he spoke, one bottle of the three
600He took wherein the poison chanced to be
And drank and gave his comrade drink also,
For which, and that anon, lay dead these two.




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