The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale Lines 400-413 Summary
- Maximus, who watches Valerian and Tiburtius's execution, tearfully tells how he sees their souls glide to heaven with angels full of cleanness and light.
- With these words, he converts many, for which Almachius beats him so hard with a leaden whip that he dies.
- Cecilia takes Maximus's body and buries it next to Tiburtius and Valerian under a stone.
- After this, Almachius tells his ministers to fetch Cecilia publicly, so that she can make a sacrifice and burn incense to the god Jupiter in his presence.
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