The Count of Albaziorita and the Marquis of Forlipopoli lived in the same Florentine hotel for almost three months, and all this time they sorted out the relationship, arguing that more importantly, a big name or a full purse: the marquis rebuked the count by the fact that his county was bought, the count also parried the Marquis’s attacks, that he bought the county about the same time, when the marquis was forced to sell his marquisate. Most likely, such unworthy aristocrats would not argue, if not the mistress of the hotel, the charming Mirandolina, into which they were both in love. The earl tried to win Mirandodin’s heart with rich gifts, the Marquises all trumpeted the patronage, which she supposedly could expect from him. Mirandolina did not give preference to either one or the other, demonstrating deep indifference to both, the hotel servant clearly appreciated the count,
Once again, having started a dispute about the comparative merits of nobility and wealth, the earl and the marquis called the third guest, the gentleman of Ripafratt, to the judge. Cavalier acknowledged that, no matter how nice the name, it was always good to have money to satisfy all sorts of whims, but the occasion that sparked the argument caused him a fit of contemptuous laughter: they also came up with something to quarrel about because of that, for women! The gentleman of the Ripafratta never liked these same women and did not even put anything at all. Struck with such an unusual
During such conversations the hostess found the hostess, who immediately presented the earl of the next gift of love – diamond earrings; Mirandolina for the sake of prodigiousness, but then took a gift for that only, she said, so as not to offend the count’s liege.
Mirandolin, after the death of his father forced to independently maintain the hotel, in general, tired of the constant arrogance of the guests, but the speech of the chevalier still hurt her pride – to think only, so scornfully speak of her charms! For herself, Mirandolina decided to use all her art and defeat the stupid and unnatural dislike of Rifapratta’s gentleman for women.
When the gentleman demanded to replace him with bed linen, she “instead of sending a servant to his room, went there herself, This once again aroused the servant’s displeasure, Fabrice, whom his father, dying, told her as a husband.” In timid reproaches of the enamored Fabrizio Mirandolina answered that she would think about the covenant of her father when she was going to get married, and while her flirtation with the guests was very much at hand, so she came to the knight, deliberately humble and obliging, she managed to engage in a conversation with him, and eventually resorted to subtle tricks Zhku with rough flattery, even arranged him to himself.
Meanwhile, two new guests arrived in the hotel, actresses Dejanira and Ortenzia, whom Fabrice, deceived by their outfits, mistook for noble ladies and began to be called “gracious.” The mistress of the servant mocked the girls, and they decided to have fun, introduced themselves as a Corsican baroness, the other a Countess from Rome. Mirandolina immediately realized their innocent lies, but for love of the jokes it promised not to expose the actresses.
In the presence of the newly arrived ladies, the Marquis, with the greatest ceremonies, presented Mirandolin with a handkerchief as the greatest jewel of the rarest, in his words, English work. Having pozarivshis rather not on the wealth of the donor, and his title, Dejanira and Ortenzia immediately invited the Marquis to dine with them, but when the count appeared and before their eyes gave the owner a diamond necklace, the girls, instantly soberly assessing the situation, decided to dine with the count as with man certainly more worthy and promising.
Cavalier Ripafratta that day was served earlier than all the rest. Moreover, to the usual dishes Mirandolina added this time with her own cooked sauce, and then she herself brought a ragout of unearthly taste to the room. Wine served to the stew. Saying that she was crazy about the Burgundy, Mirandolina drank a glass, then, as if by the way, she sat down at the table and began to eat and drink with the cavalier – the marquis and the count would burst with envy at the sight of this scene, since both Many times they begged her to share a meal, but they always met a strong refusal. Soon the knight put a servant out of the room, and with Mirandolin began to speak with kindness, which he had never expected from himself before.
Their privacy was disturbed by the annoying marquis. There is nothing to do, he was poured Burgundy and put the stew. Satisfied, the Marquis took from his pocket a miniature bottle of the finest, as he claimed, Cypriot wine brought to them in order to please the dear hostess. He poured this wine into glasses as large as a thimble, and then, generous, sent the same glasses to the Count and his ladies. The rest of the Cypriot – vile swill to the taste of the cavalier and Mirandolina – he carefully corked and hid back into his pocket; there he, before leaving, sent and sent in response the count full bottle of Canary. Mirandolina left the cavalier shortly after the Marquis, but by that time he was already quite ready to admit to her in love.
For a merry dinner, the Count and the actresses laughed at the poor and greedy marquis. The actresses promised the Count that when the whole of their company arrived, the hilarious way to bring this type on the stage, to which the earl replied that it was also very amusing to imagine in some play an inexorable misogynist of a cavalier. Not believing that such are, the girls for fun have taken right now to turn the cavalier head, but they did not hurt something happened. The Cavalier, with great reluctance, agreed to speak to them and more or less talked about only when Dejanira and Ortenzia confessed that they were no big ladies, but simple actresses. However, after a little chat, he finally cursed the actresses and drove away.
Cavalier was not up to empty chatter, because with a puzzled fear he realized that he was caught in Mirandoliny’s network and that, if he did not leave until the evening, this charmer would finally defeat him. Gathering his fist into a fist, he announced his immediate departure, and Mirandolina handed him the bill. Her face was painted with desperate sadness, then she let down a tear, and after a while she collapsed into a swoon. When the gentleman gave the young woman a decanter of water, he had already called her only as expensive and beloved, and sent a servant with a sword and a road hat to the devil. Arriving at the noise of the count with the marquis, he advised me to get out there and for the sake of convincing I ran a decanter in them.
Mirandolina celebrated the victory. Now she only needed one thing – that everyone should know about her celebration, which should serve to shame the husband and the glory of the female sex.
Mirandolina stroked, and Fabrice obediently offered her heated irons, although he was in frustrated feelings-he was driven to despair by the windiness of his beloved, her indisputable predilection for noble and rich masters. Maybe Mirandolina would like to console the unfortunate youth, but she did not do it, because she believed that it was not the time. To please Fabrizio, she could only by sending back the precious golden bottle with medicinal melissa water to the cavalier.
But from the gentleman it was not so easy to get rid – offended, he personally presented Mirandolin with a bottle and began to persistently impose it on her as a gift. Mirandolina flatly refused to accept this gift, and in general it was changed: she was now holding a cold with the knight, answered him extremely harshly and ungraciously, and explained her fainting by forcibly allegedly pouring Burgundy into her mouth. At the same time, she emphatically addressed Fabrice gently, and on top of everything, after taking the flacon from the chevalier, casually threw it into the laundry basket. Then the severely-tempered gentleman burst into hot, amorous confessions, but in return received only malicious ridicule – Mirandolina cruelly triumphant over the defeated enemy, who did not know that in her eyes he was always just an opponent and no one else.
Left to himself, the gentleman a long time to recover from the unexpected blow, as his little distracted from the sad thoughts Marquis, who appeared to demand satisfaction – but not the insulted honor of the nobility, and the material for spattered coat. Cavalier, as expected, again sent him to hell, but then the Marquis caught Mirandolina’s bottle caught in the eye, and he tried to remove the stains with his contents. The vial itself, considering it to be bronze, he presented to Deianira in the guise of gold. What was his horror, when for the same bottle of servant came and testified that he is really golden, and I pay for it for twelve sequins: the honor of the Marquis hung in the balance, because to select a gift from the Countess can not be, that is, it was necessary to pay for it Mirandolin, but not a single penny…
The Count’s dismal reflections were interrupted. Angry as hell, he said that, as soon as the gentleman won indisputable favor Mirandolina him count Albaforita, nothing to do here, he leaves. Wishing to punish the ungrateful mistress, he persuaded the actresses and the marquis to move away from her, tempting the latter with a promise to settle with his friend for free.
Frightened by the violence of the gentleman, and not knowing what was expected of it can still be expected, Mirandolina, meanwhile, locked herself and sitting locked up, strengthened the idea that it is time to it as soon as possible to go beyond Fabrizio – marriage to him will become a reliable wired her and her name, freedom same, in fact, will not cause any damage. Cavalier justified Mirandolina’s fears – he began to have the strength to break through to her at the door. Ran to the noise the Count and the Marquis hardly dragged Chevalier of the door, after which the count told him that his actions, he and all the evidence has shown that is madly in love Mirandolina and, therefore, can no longer be called a misogynist. Enraged by the gentleman in response accusing the count of slander, and there would be a bloody fight, but at the last moment it turned out that borrowed from the Marquis cavalier sword is a fragment of a piece of iron with a handle.
Fabrizio with Mirandolina was taken away by unlucky duelists. Pinned to the wall, the cavalier finally had to publicly admit that Mirandolin conquered him. This recognition Mirandolina only waited for – after hearing it, she announced that she was marrying the one whom her father had suggested to her as a husband – for Fabrizio.
Cavalera Ripafratta all this story convinced that it is not enough to despise women, we must also run away from them, so that they can not fall under their irresistible power inadvertently. When he hurriedly left the hotel, Mirandolina still felt remorse. Count with the marquis, she politely, but insistently asked to follow the gentleman – now that she had a fiancé, Mirandolines needed their gifts and, moreover, protection.