Pantagruel, King of the Dipsodes, Restored to His
Natural State with His Frightful Deeds and Exploits
Dizain by Master Hugues Salel "To the Author of this Book"
Prologue of the Author
1. Of the origin and antiquity of the great Pantagruel.
2. Of the nativity of the highly redoubtable Pantagruel.
3. How Gargantua mourned for the death of his wife Badebec.
4. Of Pantagruel's childhood.
5. Of the deeds of the noble Pantagruel in his youth.
6. How Pantagruel met a Limousin who counterfeited the French
7. How Pantagruel came to Paris, and of the fair books of the
Library of Saint-Victor.
8. How Pantagruel, while in Paris, received a letter from his father
Gargantua, and a copy of the same.
9. How Pantagruel found Panurge, whom he loved all his life.
10. How Pantagruel equitably judged a marvelously difficult and
obscure controversy, so justly that his judgment was pronounced
11. How Lords Kissass and Sniffshit pleaded before Pantagruel
12. How Lord Sniffshit pleaded before Pantagruel.
13. How Pantagruel gave his decision on the disagreement between
the two lords.
14. How Panurge relates the way in which he escaped from the
hands of the Turks.
15. How Panurge teaches a very new way of building the walls of
16. Of the ways and dispositions of Pan urge.
17. How Panurge got pardons and married off old women, and of the
lawsuits he had in Paris.
18. How a great scholar from England wanted to debate against
Pantagruel, and was vanquished by Panurge.
19. How Panurge made a monkey of the Englishman who argued by
20. How Thaumaste recounts the virtues and knowledge of
21. How Panurge was smitten by a great lady of Paris.
22. How Panurge played a trick on the Parisian lady that was not at
all to her advantage.
23. How Pantagruel left Paris, hearing news that the Dipsodes were
invading the land of the Amaurots, and the reason why the
leagues are so short in France.
24. A letter that a messenger brought to Pantagruel from a lady of
Paris, and the explanation of a phrase inscribed in a gold
25. How Panurge, Carpalim, Eusthenes, Epistemon, Pantagruel's
companions, very subtly defeated six hundred and sixty
26. How Pantagruel and his companions were fed up with eating
salt meat, and how Carpalim went hunting to get some
27. How Pantagruel set up a trophy in memory of their exploits, and
Pan urge another in memory of the hares. How Pantagruel of his
farts engendered the little men, and of his fizzles the little
women, and how Panurge broke a big stick over two
28. How Pantagruel won the victory very strangely over the Dipsodes
29. How Pantagruel defeated the three hundred giants armed with
freestone and their captain Werewolf.
30. How Epistemon had his chop headed off, was cleverly cured by
Panurge, and how they got some news of the devils and the
31. How Pantagruel entered the city of the Amaurots and how
Pan urge married off King Anarche and made him a hawker of
32. How Pantagruel with his tongue covered a whole army, and what
the author saw inside his mouth.
33. How Pantagruel was sick, and the way in which he got well.
34. The conclusion of the present book, and the author's excuse.
The Third Book of the Heroic Deeds and Sayings
of the Good Pantagruel
Francois Rabelais: "To the Spirit of the Queen of Navarre"
Royal Privilege (of 1545)
Royal Privilege (of 1550)
Prologue of the Author, Master Frans;ois Rabelais
1. How Pantagruel transported a colony of Utopians into
2. How Panurge was made lord of Salmagundi in Dipsody and ate
his wheat in the blade.
3. How Panurge praises debtors and creditors.
4. Continuation of Panurge's speech in praise of creditors and
5. How Pantagruel detests debtors and creditors.
6. Why newlyweds were exempt from going to war.
7. How Pan urge had a flea in his ear, and left off wearing his
8. How the codpiece is the first piece of harness among
9. How Panurge takes counsel ofPantagruel to learn whether he
10. How Pantagruel points out to Panurge that advice about marriage
is a difficult thing, and of Homeric and Virgilian lots.
11. How Pantagruel points out that fortune-telling by throwing dice
12. How Pantagruel explores by Virgilian lots what sort of marriage
Panurge's will be.
13. How Pantagruel advises Panurge to foresee by dreams the fortune
or misfortune of his marriage.
14. Panurge's dream and the interpretation thereof.
15. Pan urge's excuse and exposition of the monastic cabala in the
matter of salt beef.
16. How Pantagruel advises Panurge to consult with a sibyl of
17. How Pan urge speaks to the sibyl of Panzoust.
18. How Pantagruel and Panurge diversely interpret the verses of the
sibyl of Panzoust.
19. How Pantagruel praises the counsel of mutes.
20. How Goatsnose replies to Panurge in signs.
21. How Panurge takes counsel of an old French poet named
22. How Panurge champions the order of the mendicant friars.
23. How Panurge makes a speech for returning to Raminagrobis.
24. How Panurge takes counsel of Epistemon.
25. How Panurge takes counsel of Her Trippa.
26. How Panurge takes counsel of Frere Jean des Entommeures.
27. How Frere Jean joyously advises Panurge.
28. How Frere Jean comforts Panurge about his fear of
29. How Pantagruel calls a meeting of a theologian, a doctor, a jurist,
and a philosopher to help Panurge's perplexity.
30. How Hippothadee, the theologian, gives advice to Panurge on
the undertaking of marriage.
31. How Rondibilis, the doctor, advises Panurge.
32. How Rondibilis declares that cuckoldry is naturally one of the
attributes of marriage.
33. How Rondibilis, the doctor, gives a remedy for cuckoldry.
34. How women ordinarily covet forbidden things.
35. How Trouillogan, the philosopher, treats the difficulty of
36. Continuation of the replies of Trouillogan, the ephectic and
37. How Pantagruel persuades Panurge to take counsel of some
38. How Triboullet is blazoned by Pantagruel and Panurge.
39. How Pantagruel attends the trial of Judge Bridoye, who decided
lawsuits by the chance of dice.
40. How Bridoye explains the reasons why he examined the lawsuits
that he decided by the chance of dice.
41. How Bridoye tells the story of the settler of lawsuits.
42. How lawsuits are born, and how they come to perfection.
43. How Pantagruel excuses Bridoye about the verdicts rendered by
the chance of dice.
44. How Epistemon tells a strange story of the perplexities of human
45. How Panurge takes counsel of Triboullet.
46. How Pantagruel and Panurge diversely interpret the words of
4 7. How Pantagruel and Pan urge decide to visit the oracle of the
48. How Gargantua points out that it is not lawful for children to
marry without the knowledge and consent of their fathers and
49. How Pantagruel made his preparations to put out to sea and of
the herb named Pantagruelion.
50. How the famous Pantagruelion is to be prepared and put to
51. Why it is called Pantagruelion, and of the admirable virtues
52. How a certain kind of Pantagruelion cannot be consumed by
The Fourth Book of the Heroic Deeds and Sayings
of the Good Pantagmel
Liminary Epistle (of January 28, 1552) "To the Very Illustrious Prince
and Most Reverend Monseigneur Odet, Cardinal de Chastillon"
Prologue of the Author M. Francois Rabelais
1. How Pantagruel put out to sea to visit the oracle of the divine
2. How on the island of Medamothi Pantagruel bought several
3. How Pantagruel received a letter from his father Gargantua and
of a strange way of getting news very promptly from distant
4. How Pantagruel writes to his father Gargantua and sends him
several rare and beautiful things.
5. How Pantagruel encountered a ship with travelers returning from
6. How, with the dispute pacified, Panurge bargains with Dindenault
for one of his sheep.
7. Continuation of the bargaining between Pan urge and
8. How Panurge had the merchant and the sheep drowned at
9. How Pantagruel reached the island of Ennasin, and of the strange
relationships of the country.
10. How Pantagruel went ashore on the island of Cheli, which was
rul.!;d by King Saint Panigon.
11. Why monks like to be in the kitchen.
12. How Pantagruel passed Procuration, and of the strange way of life
among the Shysteroos.
13. How, after the example of Master Franois Villon, the lord of
Basche praises his people.
14. Continuation of the Shysteroos drubbed in the house of
15. How by Shysteroos are renewed the ancient wedding
16. How Fn!re Jean makes trial of the nature of the Shysteroos.
17. How Pantagruel passed the islands of Tohu and Bohu, and of the
strange death ofBringuenarilles, the windmill-swallower.
18. How Pantagruel came safely through a mighty tempest at sea.
19. How Panurge and Frere Jean behaved during the tempest.
20. How quartermasters abandon ship at the height of the
21. Continuation of the tempest, and brief discourse on wills made at
22. End of the tempest.
23. How, with the tempest over, Panurge plays the jolly good
24. How by Frere Jean Panurge is declared to have been scared
without reason during the storm.
25. How after the tempest Pantagruel went ashore on the islands of
26. How the good Macrobe tells Pantagruel about the abode and
departure of heroes.
27. How Pantagruel discourses on the departure of certain heroic
souls, and of the horrific prodigies that accompanied the demise
of the late lord of Langey.
28. How Pantagruel relates a piteous story concerning the decease of
29. How Pantagruel passed the island of Coverup, which was ruled
30. How Fastilent is anatomized and described by Xenomanes.
31. Anatomy of Fastilent as regards the outward parts.
32. Continuation of Fastilent's physical features.
33. How Pantagruel sighted a monstrous physeter near the Wild
34. How Pantagruel slew the monstrous physeter.
35. How Pantagruel goes ashore on the Wild Island, ancient abode of
36. How an ambush is laid against Pantagruel by the wild
37. How Pantagruel sent for Captains Gobblechitterling and
Chopsausage, with a noteworthy discourse on the proper names
of places and persons.
38. How Chitterlings are not to be despised among humans.
39. How Frere Jean joins forces with the cooks to combat the
40. How Frere Jean is set up in the sow and the valiant cooks are
enclosed in it.
41. How Pantagruel snapped the Chitterlings over his knee.
42. How Pantagruel parleys with Niphleseth, queen of the
43. How Pantagruel went ashore on the island of Ruach.
44. How little rains beat down great winds.
45. How Pantagruel went ashore on the island of the Popefigs.
46. How the little devil was fooled by a farmer from
47. How the devil was fooled by an old woman of Popefigland.
48. How Pantagruel went ashore on the island of the
49. How Grosbeak, bishop of the Papimaniacs, showed us the
50. How by Grosbeak we were shown the archetype of a pope.
51. Small talk during dinner in praise of the Decretals.
52. Continuation of the miracles occasioned by the Decretals.
53. How by virtue of the Decretals gold is subtly drawn from France
54. How Grosbeak gave Pantagruel some good-Christian pears.
55. How on the high seas Pantagruel heard some unfrozen
56. How among the frozen words Pantagruel found some lusty
57. How Pantagruel went ashore at the abode of Messere Gaster, first
master of arts in the world.
58. How in the court of the ingenious master, Pantagruel detested the
Engastrimyths and the Gastrolaters.
59. Of the ridiculous statue called Manduce, and how and what the
Gastrolaters sacrificed to their ventripotent god.
60. How, on the interlarded fast-days, the Gastrolaters sacrifice to
61. How Gaster invented the methods of getting and preserving
62. How Gaster invented an art and means not to be wounded or
touched by cannon shots.
63. How Pantagruel took a nap near the island of Chaneph, and of
the problems proposed when he waked.
64. How no answer was given by Pantagruel to the problems
65. How Pantagruel enjoys his time with his household.
66. How, near the island of Ganabin, at Pantagruel's commandment
the muses were saluted.
67. How Panurge beshat himself in panic fear and thought the great
cat Rodilardus was a devilkin.
The Fifth and Last Book of the Heroic Deeds and
Sayings of the Good Pantagruel
Prologue by M. Francois Rabelais
1. How Pantagruel arrived on the Ringing Island, and of the noise
2. How the Ringing Island was inhabited by Siticines, who had
turned into birds.
3. How on the Ringing Island there is only one Popehawk.
4. How the birds of the Ringing Island are all birds of passage.
5. How the Gourmander birds are mute on the Ringing Island.
6. How the birds of the Ringing Island are fed.
7. How Pan urge tells Aeditus the fable of the charger and the
8. How Popehawk was shown us with great difficulty.
9. How we went ashore on the island of Ironware.
10. How Pantagruel arrived on Sharpers' Island.
11. How we passed the Wicket, abode of Clutchpuss, archduke of
the Furred Cats.
12. How a riddle is propounded by Clutchpuss.
13. How Panurge explains Clutchpuss's riddle.
14. How the Furred Cats live on corruption.
15. How Frere Jean des Entommeures determines to sack the Furred
16. How we passed Beyond, and how Panurge nearly got killed
17. How we ran aground, and how we were helped by some
travelers from dependencies of the Quint.
18. How we reached the kingdom of Quint Essence, named
19. How the Quint Essence cured the sick by songs.
20. How the queen spent her time after dinner.
21. How the officers of the Quint operate diversely, and how the
queen kept us on in the estate of Abstractors.
22. How the queen was served at supper, and how she ate.
23. How, in the presence of the Quint, was performed a joyous ball
in the form of a tourney.
24. How the thirty-two persons in the ball fight.
25. How we went ashore on the island of Odes, where the roads go
26. How we stopped on the island of Clogs, and of the order of the
Semiquaver [Minimal] Friars.
27. How Panurge, questioning a Semiquaver Friar, got no answer
from him except in monosyllables.
28. How Epistemon dislikes the institution of Lent. 676
29. How we visited the land of Satin.
30. How in the land of Satin we saw Hearsay running a school for
31. How we came in sight ofLanternland.
32. How we disembarked at the port of the Lichnobians and entered
33. How we reached the oracle of the Bottle.
34. How we went underground to enter the temple of the Bottle,
and how Chinon is the first city in the world.
35. How we went down the tetradic steps, and of Panurge's fear.
36. How the doors of the temple opened of themselves.
37. How the temple was paved with an admirable mosaic.
38. How in the temple's mosaic work was represented the battle that
Bacchus won against the Indians.
39. How in the mosaic was pictured the clash and assault of good old
Bacchus against the Indians.
40. How the temple was lighted by a marvelous lamp.
41. How the pontiff Bacbuc showed us a fantastic fountain inside the
42. How the water of the fountain gave a taste of wines to suit the
imagination of those who drank it.
43. How Bacbuc accoutered Pan urge to get the word of the
44. How the pontiff Bacbuc presented Pan urge before the said
45. How Bacbuc interprets the word of the Bottle.
46. How Panurge and the others rhyme in poetic frenzy.
47. How, after taking leave ofBacbuc, they leave the oracle of the
A16. How Pantagruel arrives on the island of the Apedeftes, with their
long fingers and crooked hands, and of the terrible adventures
and monsters he found there.
A32. How the lady lanterns were served at supper.
1. To Guillaume Bude. March 4, 1521. Letter in Latin, with much
2. To Andre Tiraqueau. 1524. Epistle in Greek verse.
3. To Jean Bouchet. September 6, 1524. Epistle in French
4. TiraqueaufManardi. July 9, 1532. Dedicatory Epistle for
Volume II of the Medical Letters of Manardi.
5. To Geoffroy d'Estissac. July I5, I532. Dedicatory Epistle for R's
edition of the Aphorisms of Hippocrates and some writings by
6. To Amaury Bouchard. September 4, I532. Dedicatory Epistle for
R's edition of the Latin 'Will of Cuspidius.
7. To Bernard Salignac. November 30, I532. Missiye letter to
8. Pantagrueline Prognostication. Late I532.
9. Almanac for I533· Late I532.
10. To Jean du Bellay. August 3I, I534· Dedicatory Epistle.
11. Almanac for I535· Late I534·
12. To Geoffroy d'Estissac. December 30, I535· Missive letter from
13. To Geoffroy d'Estissac. January 28, I536. Missive letter from
14. To Geoffroy d'Estissac. February I5, I536. Letter from
15. To Estienne Dolet. Undated (I538 or before). Latin dizain about
16. To Briand Vallee. Undated. Jest by Francois Rabelais.
17. Almanac for the Year I54I. Late I540.
18. To Antoine Hullot. March 1, 1542. Missive letter in French
19. The Great New True Prognostication for the Year I544· Late
20. To Cardinal du Bellay. February 6, I547· Missive letter in French
21. The Shadow Battle. Between March 4 and December, I549· In
22. Sapphic Ode. I549-I551. By the Most Reverend Cardinal Jean du