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Stories from Pentamerone



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Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
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It is an old saying, that he who seeks what he should not, finds what he would not. Everyone has heard of the ape who, in trying to pull on his boots, was caught by the foot. And it happened in like manner to a wretched slave, who, although she never had shoes to her feet, wanted to wear a crown on her head. But the straight road is the best; and, sooner or later, a day comes which settles all accounts. At last, having by evil means usurped what belonged to another, she fell to the ground; and the higher she had mounted, the greater was her fall -- as you shall see.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Wildside Press
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