Dante’s Inferno, Canto 16: waterfall

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Sound of waterfall

Virgil throws down Dante’s belt

It is a signal

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NOTE: Dante’s belt is a cord much like the Franciscans wore. By throwing Dante’s belt into the abyss the waterfall is pouring into, Virgil is signaling a means of transportation to take them down into the next circle: Circle 8, which punishes simple fraud — fraud that is not committed against family, government, or God. Simple fraud is fraud committed against those to whom one does NOT have a special obligation of trust.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/dantes-inferno-canto-16-retelling-the-violent-against-nature-continued/

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