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  • Title: The Pattern of Painful Adventures (Modern)
  • Editors: Tom Bishop, Andrew Forsberg

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    Author: Laurence Twine
    Editors: Tom Bishop, Andrew Forsberg
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    The Pattern of Painful Adventures (Modern)

    15Chapter 1
    How Antiochus committed incest with his own daughter, and beheaded such as sued unto her for marriage, if they could not resolve his questions.
    Chapter 2
    How Apollonius arriving at Antiochia, resolved the King's question; and how Taliarchus was sent to slay him.
    Chapter 3
    20How Taliarchus, not finding Apollonius at Tyrus, departeth joyfully; and Apollonius arriving at Tharsus, relieveth the city with victual.
    Chapter 4
    How Apollonius departing from Tharsus by the persuasion of Stranguilio and Dionisiades his wife, committed shipwreck, and was relieved by Altistrates, King of Pentapolis.
    Chapter 5
    How Lucina, King Altistrates' daughter, desirous to hear Apollonius' adventures, fell in love with him.
    25Chapter 6
    How Apollonius is made schoolmaster to Lucina; and how she preferreth the love of him above all the nobility of Pentapolis.
    Chapter 7
    How Apollonius was married to the Lady Lucina, and hearing of King Antiochus' death, departeth with his wife towards his own country of Tyrus.
    Chapter 8
    30How fair Lucina died in travail of child upon the sea, and being thrown into the water, was cast on land at Ephesus, and taken home by Cerimon a Physician.
    Chapter 9
    How Lucina was restored to life by one of Cerimon the Physician's scholars; and how Cerimon adopted her to his daughter, and placed her in the Temple of Diana.
    Chapter 10
    How Apollonius arriving at Tharsus, delivereth his young daughter Tharsia unto Stranguilio and Dionisiades to be brought up, and how the Nurse, lying in her death-bed declareth unto Tharsia who were her parents.
    35Chapter 11
    How after the death of Ligozides the Nurse, Dionisiades, envying at the beauty of Tharsia, conspired her death, which should have been accomplished by a villein of the country.
    Chapter 12
    How certain Pirates rescued Tharsia when she should have been slain, and carried her unto the city Machilenta, to be sold among other bondslaves.
    Chapter 13
    40How the Pirates which stole away Tharsia, brought her to the city Machilenta, and sold her to a common bawd; and how she preserved her virginity.
    Chapter 14
    How Tharsia withstood a second assault of her virginity, and by what means she was preserved.
    Chapter 15
    How Apollonius coming to Tharsus, and not finding his daughter, lamented her supposed death, and taking ship again, was driven to Machilenta where Tharsia was.
    45Chapter 16
    How Athanagoras Prince of Machilenta seeing the beauty of Apollonius' ship, went aboard of it, and did the best to comfort him.
    Chapter 17
    How Athanagoras sent for Tharsia, to make her father Apollonius merry, and how, after long circumstance they came into knowledge one of another.
    Chapter 18
    50How Apollonius leaving off mourning, came into the city Machilenta, where he commanded the bawd to be burned, and how Tharsia was married unto Prince Athanagoras.
    Chapter 19
    How Apollonius, meaning to sail into his own country by Tharsus, was commanded by an Angel in the night to go to Ephesus, and there to declare all his adventures in the church with a loud voice.
    Chapter 20
    How Apollonius came to the knowledge of his wife, the Lady Lucina; and how they rejoiced at the meeting of each other.
    55Chapter 21
    How Apollonius departed for Ephesus and sailed himself, his wife, his son and daughter unto Antiochia, and then to Tyrus, and from thence to Tharsus, where he revenged himself upon Stranguilio and Dionisiades.
    Chapter 22
    How Apollonius sailed from Tharsus to visit his father-in-law Altistrates, King of Pentapolis, who died not long after Apollonius coming thither.
    Chapter 23
    60How Apollonius rewarded the fishermen that relieved him after he had suffered shipwreck: how he dealt also with old Calamitus, and likewise with the Pirates that stole away Tharsia.
    Chapter 24
    How Apollonius had a young son and heir by his wife Lucina likewise of Apollonius' age, and how he died, with some other accidents thereunto incident.