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Title: How the Three Young Men Found Death

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Title: How the Three Young Men Found Death Title Record # 96156
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer and Gail M. Griffin
Date: 1969-00-00
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Adapted from "The Pardoner's Tale", a story from ''The Canterbury Tales'', 1387. Apparently non-genre.
Synopsis: Wikipedia: Three drunken and debauched men set out from a pub to find and kill Death, whom they blame for the passing of their friend, and all other people that previously have died, which they were told by the Landlord. An old man they brusquely query tells them that he has asked Death to take him but has failed. He then says they can find death at the foot of an oak tree. When the men arrive at the tree, they find a large amount of gold coins and forget about their quest to kill Death. They decide that they would sleep at the oak tree over night, so they can take the coins in the morning. The three men draw straws to see who among them should fetch wine and food while the other two wait under the tree. The youngest of the three men draws the shortest straw; while the youngest man is away, the remaining two plot to overpower and stab the other one when he returns. However, the one who leaves for town plots to kill the other two: he purchases rat poison and laces the wine. When he returns with the food and drink, the other two kill him and drink the poisoned wine, dying slow and painful deaths. All three have found death.    Much of the tale, however, is also about the Pardoner who is telling the tale. He travels the country-side selling false indulgences and false relics, profiting from the ignorance of the common people.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown Worlds 1969-00-00 ed. Michael C. Flanigan, Lawana Trout Holt, Rinehart and Winston (Holt's Impact Series) 0-03-071620-9
$2.20?$: US dollar
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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