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In The Golden Ass of Apuleius, a stranger in a Greek town, weaving his way home late at night from a party, thinks himself attacked on his doorstep .by three footpads, and stabs them all. The next morning, badly hung over, he is dragged before the townspeople and accused of murder by the wailing widows and orphans of the dead. While the audience screams for his head, the terrified stranger is forced to draw back the blanket covering the corpses—and discovers that his "victims" were nothing more than three inflated wineskins that had been tied to his doorpost. Everyone but the...

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