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Gesta Romanorum 116 de unicornu et puteo et peccatore

Barlaam narrat, quod peccator est similis homini, qui, cum timeret unicornem, cecidit in 1 baratrum. Dum autem caderet, arbustulam quandam apprehendit manibus, quae de fundo ascendebat, et aspiciens inferius vidit ad pedem arboris puteum taeterrimum et draconem !

horribillem arborem cingentem et eius casum ore aperto exspectantem. Duobus autem muribus, " quorum unus erat albus et alter niger, arborem incessanter corrodentibus in radice sensit eam #

vacillare. IV quoque viperae albae a base, in qua pedem fixerat, procedentes totam foveam flatu $ suo mortifero toxicabant. Elevans autem oculos vidit exitum mellis de ramo arboris distillare oblitusque periculi, in quo undique positus erat, dulcedini illius se totum dedit. Quodam autem amico eius porrigenti sibi scalam, ut egrederetur, melle delectatus distulit et cadente arbore cecidit in os draconis, qui descendens in puteum ibi eum devoravit.
apprehend, ere, end, nsum ) to grab, ta*e hold of arbustus, a, um ) adj ) filled +ith trees baratrum, ) n ) ab,ss, under+orld Barlaam ) indec m ) Barlaam basis, is ) f ) pedestal, base corrd, ere, d, sum ) to che+ -to bits. dlect -1. ) to delight dvor -1. ) to s+allo+, devour distill -1. ) to drip drac, nis ) m ) dragon dulcd, dinis ) f ) s+eetness lev -1. ) to raise exitus, s ) m ) exit, departure fg, ere, fx, fxum ) to fix, pierce fltus, s ) m ) bree/e, breath fovea, ae ) f ) pit fundus, ) m ) bottom horribillis, e ) adj ) dreadful, terrif,ing 1. similis ) complement for this ad0ective in dative1 this +hole stor, is about the homin, qu cum ) +hen1 +ith imperfect sub0unctive timret 2nicornem ) apparentl, a metaphorical representation of death . arbustulam quandam ) some tree1 quam + dam, m become n quae ) the tree !. puteum3drac4nem ) not the ob0ect of ad1 note lac* of con0unction bet+een pedem and puteum ")#. Duobus3r5d6ce ) a ver, long ablative absolute #. arborem ) direct ob0ect of corrdenti us eam ) the tree1 sub0ect of vacill!re incessanter ) adv ) incessantl, mel, mellis ) n ) hone, mortifer, era, erum adj deadly, fatal ms, muris ) m ) mouse oblvscor, , obltus sum ) often + gen to forget pecctor, ris ) m ) sinner porrig, ere, rx, rctum ) to stretch out, extend puteus, ) m ) +ell, pit quod ) conj ) that rdx, cis ) f ) root rmus, ) m ) branch scla, ae ) f ) ladder, stairs -pl. taeter, tra, trum ) adj ) foul, offensive toxic -1. ) to -smear +ith. poison nicornis, e ) adj ) one horned vacill -1. ) to s+a,, stagger vpera, ae ) f ) viper $. in qu5 ) refers to the base pr4c7dent7s ) refers to the vperae %. 7lev5ns ) refers to the man1 ta*es a direct ob0ect exitum mellis ) a spot of hone,1 not quite literal though &. obl6tus ) refers to the man1 complement in genitive ill6us ) its1 refers to the hone, &)'. qu4dam3sc5lam ) another huge ablative absolute '. sibi ) reflexive, refers to the man, not his friend distulit ) !rd sing. perfect of differ cadente arbore ) ablative absolue 1(. qu6 ) the dragon eum ) the man

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