Feather and Coals in Decameron

Feather and Coals in Decameron

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Parrot feather and coals in Premierfait’s the Decameron

Folio 179v of a 1414 illustrated manuscript of the Decameron. French translation, based on a Latin translation. Made of vellum. On this page, one character presents coals and a feather as something they are not.

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  • Fra Cipolla and his Relics

    story by Violette Bandu

    This novella is about Fra (friar) Cipolla and his ability to escape an awkward situation by using his wit and intellect. Coals and a feather play an important role in this, but why and how? Let us first start with a few lines from the original...

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