By Charles de Coster
Table of Contents
- Translator’s Note
- The Brotherhood of the Cheerful Countenance
- I. Of the sorrowful voice which Pieter Gans heard in his garden, and of the flame running over the grass.
- II. How Jan Blaeskaek gave good counsel to Pieter Gans, and wherein covetousness is sadly punished.
- III. Of the songs, voices, mewlings, and sounds of kisses which Pieter Gans and Blaeskaek heard in the garden, and of the brave mien wherewith Master Merry-face sat on the cask of stone.
- IV. Wherein the two worthy men set out for Brussels, capital city of Brabant, and of the manners and condition of Josse Cartuyvels the Apothecary.
- V. Of the long conversation and great perplexity of Pieter Gans and Blaeskaek in the matter of the deviling; and how they returned to Uccle with a resolution taken.
- VI. Wherein it is seen that the devil is not a good one; and of the evil trick which he played on the good wives of the drinkers.
- VII. Of the Great Parliament of the Women of Uccle.
- VIII. Of the great wit which every woman has, and of the modest conversation which the maid Wantje held with the worthies at the inn.
- IX. Wherein it is seen that the learned Thomas a Klapperibus knew what makes a drinker fidget on his stool.
- X. Of the brigand called Irontooth.
- XI. In which it is seen how bravely the good wives of Uccle did the duty of men.
- XII. Wherein Pieter Gans is nearer the stake than the wine-barrel.
- XIII. Of the great wonder and astonishment of My Lord the Duke when he heard of the valour of the women of Uccle.
- XIV. In what manner was instituted the Order of the Women-Archers of Uccle and of the fine reward which My Lord gave to the brave maid Wantje.
- The Three Sisters
- I. Of the three noble ladies and their great beauty.
- II. How a prince of Araby was taken with love for the youngest sister, and what came of it.
- III. Wherein it is seen how Satan persecutes those ladies who seek to escape from the world.
- IV. Of the voice of the divine bridegroom, and of the horseman in silvern armour.
- V. How, by the command of God, the three ladies rode to adventure.
- VI. Of the diamond hammers, and foundations torn up from the ground.
- VII. Of the youngest sister and the beautiful angel.
- VIII. How the three ladies saw a green island, with sweet flowers and birds thereon.
- IX. Of the church of Our Lord at Haeckendover, and of the strange mason who worked there.
- X. Of the two bishops, and the withered hands.
- Sir Halewyn
- I. Of the two castles.
- II. Of Dirk, called the Crow.
- III. Of Sir Halewyn and how he carried himself in his youth.
- IV. How Sir Halewyn wished to take himself a wife, and what the ladies and gentlewomen said to it.
- V. How it came about that Sir Halewyn, after a certain tournament, called upon the devil for aid.
- VI. Of the rovings and wanderings of Sir Halewyn.
- VII. Of the Prince of the Stones and of the song.
- VIII. What Halewyn did to the little girl cutting faggots.
- IX. Of the heart of a maid and of the great strength which came to Sir Halewyn.
- X. How the Miserable robbed a Lombard goldsmith, and of the pleasant speech of the ladies and gentlewomen.
- XI. Of the arrogant arms of Sir Halewyn.
- XII. How Sir Halewyn jousted with a knight of England.
- XIII. Of the heart dried up and of the dame Halewyn.
- XIV. Of the great weakness of Sir Halewyn and of the days and nights which he spent in the forest.
- XV. How the Miserable, having hanged fifteen virgins in the Gallows-field, held wicked revels and cruel orgies.
- XVI. How the burgesses of the good town of Ghent gave protection to the virgins of the domain of Halewyn.
- XVII. Of what Sir Halewyn did on the borders of his domain.
- XVIII. Of the damosels Magtelt and Anne-Mie, and of Schimmel the dapple-gray.
- XIX. How Magtelt sang to Sir Roel the lied of the Lion, and the song of the Four Witches.
- XX. Of the sixteenth virgin hanged.
- XXI. How Magtelt sought Anne-Mie.
- XXII. How Magtelt wept bitterly, and of the fine dress which she had.
- XXIII. Of Toon the Silent.
- XXIV. How the damosel Magtelt made a good resolution.
- XXV. Of the sword of the Lion.
- XXVI. Of the noble apparel of the maid Magtelt.
- XXVII. How Sir Roel and the lady Gonde questioned Toon the Silent, and of what he answered.
- XXVIII. The riding of the maid Magtelt.
- XXIX. Of the crow and the sparrow, of the hound, the horse and the seven echoes.
- XXX. How Magtelt came to the Gallows-field.
- XXXI. Of the sixteen deaths and of the Prince of the Stones.
- XXXII. How father, mother, and sister sought everywhere their son and brother, and could not find him.
- XXXIII. Of the feast in the castle of Heurne, and of the head upon the table.
- Smetse Smee
- I. Of Smetse, his belly, and his forge.
- II. How Slimbroek the Red put out the fire in Smetse’s forge.
- III. Wherein Slimbroek is seen in the river prettily tricked out.
- IV. Of the two branches.
- V. Of the flaming ball, of the forge relit, and of the terrible great buffet which the man with the lantern gave to Smetse’s wife.
- VI. Wherein the wife of Smetse shows the great length of her tongue.
- VII. Of Smetse the Rich.
- VIII. How there came a ragged, wayfarer to Smetse’s door, and with him, on an ass, a sweet wife and a little child.
- IX. What Smetse did in order to keep his secret.
- X. Of the Bloody Councillor.
- XI. Wherein the workmen hold fair speech with Smetse.
- XII. How that Smetse would not give his secret into his wife’s tongue’s keeping.
- XIII. Of the Bloody Duke.
- XIV. Of the great fears and pains of Smetse’s wife.
- XV. Of the Bloody King.
- XVI. Wherein Smetse beholds on the River Lys a most marvellous sight.
- XVII. Of Hell, of Purgatory, of the long ladder, and finally of Paradise.
- XVIII. Wherein it is seen why Smetse was whipped.
- XIX. Of the fair judgment of My Lord Jesus.
- Revision History
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