Zanetto was a miserably poor but decidedly beautiful traveling musician, who, in the medieval days, lived by way of hand to mouth, making himself useful with his song and melody at receptions of all kinds and subsisting on what little money they paid him for his tuneful services. One evening as he had fallen asleep from exhaustion underneath a large window of a castle, Zanetto had a vision in which the most beautiful young woman was pictured to be his wife. At the departure of the stars and the early fall of the morning dew, Zanetto's dream was rudely interrupted, but to the height of his delight did he notice a sedan chair with a sleeping valet on each shaft. He began to realize that this equipage was the property of the wealthy Marquis who lived in the castle under the windows of which he had passed the night. Spurred on by the vision that dazzled his dreams, Zanetto decides to play a trick and get inside the sedan chair. He pulls the string which makes known the fact that the ...
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