Dante’s Inferno, Canto 22: FRAUD IN ACTION

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Engraver: Auguste Doré

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Grafter fools devils

Says he will help them, but then

He jumps and escapes

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NOTE: The black devils capture a grafter who says that he will help them to capture seven other sinners whom they can torment. But the grafter says that the devils must back away from him so that he can signal the other sinners that it is safe for them to raise their backs out of the boiling pitch and get some relief from their torment. The devils back away, but the sinner jumps into the pitch and escapes the devils’ torture.

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