III—The Queen relates the story of

The Boar and the Herdsman,

a prose version of which will be found in pp. 242-244.—It is stated, in p. 242, that this form of the story was taken into the Historia Septem Sapientum Romæ from the Mishlé Sandabar, but it occurs in earlier Western texts, such as, for instance, Les Sept Sages and the Liber de Septem Sapientibus. Des Longchamps thought this story was suggested by the classical legend of the Boar of Erymanthus, slain by Hercules, to which it certainly bears some resemblance.

IV—The Second Master relates the story of