Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4
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Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4

By François Rabelais
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  • Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV.
  • MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS
    • FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF
  • GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL
    • Book IV.
      • Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux
    • Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux
    • CONTENTS
    • List of Illustrations
  • THE FOURTH BOOK
    • The Translator's Preface.
    • The Author's Epistle Dedicatory.
    • The Author's Prologue.
    • THE FOURTH BOOK.
    • Chapter 4.I.—How Pantagruel went to sea to visit the oracle of Bacbuc, alias the Holy Bottle.
    • Chapter 4.II.—How Pantagruel bought many rarities in the island of Medamothy.
    • Chapter 4.III.—How Pantagruel received a letter from his father Gargantua, and of the strange way to have speedy news from far distant places.
    • Chapter 4.IV.—How Pantagruel writ to his father Gargantua, and sent him several curiosities.
    • Chapter 4.V.—How Pantagruel met a ship with passengers returning from Lanternland.
    • Chapter 4.VI.—How, the fray being over, Panurge cheapened one of Dingdong's sheep.
    • Chapter 4.VII.—Which if you read you'll find how Panurge bargained with Dingdong.
    • Chapter 4.VIII.—How Panurge caused Dingdong and his sheep to be drowned in the sea.
    • Chapter 4.IX.—How Pantagruel arrived at the island of Ennasin, and of the strange ways of being akin in that country.
    • Chapter 4.X.—How Pantagruel went ashore at the island of Chely, where he saw King St. Panigon.
    • Chapter 4.XI.—Why monks love to be in kitchens.
    • Chapter 4.XII.—How Pantagruel passed by the land of Pettifogging, and of the strange way of living among the Catchpoles.
    • Chapter 4.XIII.—How, like Master Francis Villon, the Lord of Basche commended his servants.
    • Chapter 4.XIV.—A further account of catchpoles who were drubbed at Basche's house.
    • Chapter 4.XV.—How the ancient custom at nuptials is renewed by the catchpole.
    • Chapter 4.XVI.—How Friar John made trial of the nature of the catchpoles.
    • Chapter 4.XVII.—How Pantagruel came to the islands of Tohu and Bohu; and of the strange death of Wide-nostrils, the swallower of windmills.
    • Chapter 4.XVIII.—How Pantagruel met with a great storm at sea.
    • Chapter 4.XIX.—What countenances Panurge and Friar John kept during the storm.
    • Chapter 4.XX.—How the pilots were forsaking their ships in the greatest stress of weather.
    • Chapter 4.XXI.—A continuation of the storm, with a short discourse on the subject of making testaments at sea.
    • Chapter 4.XXII.—An end of the storm.
    • Chapter 4.XXIII.—How Panurge played the good fellow when the storm was over.
    • Chapter 4.XXIV.—How Panurge was said to have been afraid without reason during the storm.
    • Chapter 4.XXV.—How, after the storm, Pantagruel went on shore in the islands of the Macreons.
    • Chapter 4.XXVI.—How the good Macrobius gave us an account of the mansion and decease of the heroes.
    • Chapter 4.XXVII.—Pantagruel's discourse of the decease of heroic souls; and of the dreadful prodigies that happened before the death of the late Lord de Langey.
    • Chapter 4.XXVIII.—How Pantagruel related a very sad story of the death of the heroes.
    • Chapter 4.XXIX.—How Pantagruel sailed by the Sneaking Island, where Shrovetide reigned.
    • Chapter 4.XXX.—How Shrovetide is anatomized and described by Xenomanes.
    • Chapter 4.XXXI.—Shrovetide's outward parts anatomized.
    • Chapter 4.XXXII.—A continuation of Shrovetide's countenance.
    • Chapter 4.XXXIII.—How Pantagruel discovered a monstrous physeter, or whirlpool, near the Wild Island.
    • Chapter 4.XXXIV.—How the monstrous physeter was slain by Pantagruel.
    • Chapter 4.XXXV.—How Pantagruel went on shore in the Wild Island, the ancient abode of the Chitterlings.
    • Chapter 4.XXXVI.—How the wild Chitterlings laid an ambuscado for Pantagruel.
    • Chapter 4.XXXVII.—How Pantagruel sent for Colonel Maul-chitterling and Colonel Cut-pudding; with a discourse well worth your hearing about the names of places and persons.
    • Chapter 4.XXXVIII.—How Chitterlings are not to be slighted by men.
    • Chapter 4.XXXIX.—How Friar John joined with the cooks to fight the Chitterlings.
    • Chapter 4.XL.—How Friar John fitted up the sow; and of the valiant cooks that went into it.
    • Chapter 4.XLI.—How Pantagruel broke the Chitterlings at the knees.
    • Chapter 4.XLII.—How Pantagruel held a treaty with Niphleseth, Queen of the Chitterlings.
    • Chapter 4.XLIII.—How Pantagruel went into the island of Ruach.
    • Chapter 4.XLIV.—How small rain lays a high wind.
    • Chapter 4.XLV.—How Pantagruel went ashore in the island of Pope-Figland.
    • Chapter 4.XLVI.—How a junior devil was fooled by a husbandman of Pope-Figland.
    • Chapter 4.XLVII.—How the devil was deceived by an old woman of Pope-Figland.
    • Chapter 4.XLVIII.—How Pantagruel went ashore at the island of Papimany.
    • Chapter 4.XLIX.—How Homenas, Bishop of Papimany, showed us the Uranopet decretals.
    • Chapter 4.L.—How Homenas showed us the archetype, or representation of a pope.
    • Chapter 4.LI.—Table-talk in praise of the decretals.
    • Chapter 4.LII.—A continuation of the miracles caused by the decretals.
    • Chapter 4.LIII.—How by the virtue of the decretals, gold is subtilely drawn out of France to Rome.
    • Chapter 4.LIV.—How Homenas gave Pantagruel some bon-Christian pears.
    • Chapter 4.LV.—How Pantagruel, being at sea, heard various unfrozen words.
    • Chapter 4.LVI.—How among the frozen words Pantagruel found some odd ones.
    • Chapter 4.LVII.—How Pantagruel went ashore at the dwelling of Gaster, the first master of arts in the world.
    • Chapter 4.LVIII.—How, at the court of the master of ingenuity, Pantagruel detested the Engastrimythes and the Gastrolaters.
    • Chapter 4.LIX.—Of the ridiculous statue Manduce; and how and what the Gastrolaters sacrifice to their ventripotent god.
    • Chapter 4.LX.—What the Gastrolaters sacrificed to their god on interlarded fish-days.
    • Chapter 4.LXI.—How Gaster invented means to get and preserve corn.
    • Chapter 4.LXII.—How Gaster invented an art to avoid being hurt or touched by cannon-balls.
    • Chapter 4.LXIII.—How Pantagruel fell asleep near the island of Chaneph, and of the problems proposed to be solved when he waked.
    • Chapter 4.LXIV.—How Pantagruel gave no answer to the problems.
    • Chapter 4.LXV.—How Pantagruel passed the time with his servants.
    • Chapter 4.LXVI.—How, by Pantagruel's order, the Muses were saluted near the isle of Ganabim.
    • Chapter 4.LXVII.—How Panurge berayed himself for fear; and of the huge cat Rodilardus, which he took for a puny devil.
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