The Merchant's Tale
By Eric Glassman
One of January's friends, named Damian, also sees May and instantly falls in love with her. They both eventually confess their love for each other, and around that time, January goes blind. Later on, May gives Damian a wax key to January's garden so they can meet up and do their deeds. So, all 3 of the characters go into the garden and just as Damian and May are doing their deeds, January's eyesight is restored. He catches Damian and May, but May comes up with the excuse of faulty eyesight to get out of trouble. Finally, at the end of the story, the Merchant tells the reader that he regrets getting married and wishes he never was.
Background of the Merchant
Moral of the Tale
5 Vocab Words
Meek: Humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others
Benevolence: Desire to do good to/for others; charitable
Fickleness: Likely to change, especially due to caprice, irresolution, or instability
Fastidious: excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
2) If you were Placebo or Justinius, what advice would you give January about the commitment of marriage?