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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...sound, except Eusthenes, whom one of the giants had scratched a little in the face, whilst he was about the cutting of his throat, and Epistemon, who appeared not at all. Whereat Pantagruel was so aggrieved, that he would have killed himself; but Panurge said unto him, "Nay, sir, stay a while, and we will search for him amongst the dead, and find out the truth of all." Thus as they went seeking after him, they found him stark dead, with his head between his arms all bloody. Then Eusthenes cried out, "Ah, cruel Death! hast thou taken from me the perfectest among men? " At which words Pantagruel rose up with the greatest grief that ever any man did see, and said to Panurge, "Ha! my friend, the prophecy of your two glasses, and the javelin staff, was a great deal too deceitful." But Panurge answered, "My dear bullies all, weep not one drop more, for he being yet all hot, I will make him as sound as ever he was." In saying this, he took the head, and held it warm foregainst his braguette, that the wind might not enter into it. Eusthenes and Carpalim carried the body to the place where they had banqueted, not out of any hope that ever he would recover, but that Pantagruel might see it. Nevertheless Panurge gave him very good comfort, saying, "If I do not heal him, I will be content to lose my head, which is a fool's wager. Leave off therefore crying, and help me." Then cleansed he his neck very well with pure white wine, and after that took his head, and into it synapised some powder of diamerdis, which he always carried about him in one of his bags. Afterwards he anointed it with I know not what ointment, and set it on very just, vein against vein, sinew against sinew, and spondyl against spondyl, that he might not be wrynecked, for such people he...show more

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