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The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer

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In The Canterbury Tales, which pilgrim is naturally gifted at begging?

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The Friar is the pilgrim who begs for money. He goes from place to place offering to hear confessions for a price. He isn't tied to any church and isn't viewed as a holy man by most people. He's willing to take bribes to forgive sins and places money above his clerical duty.

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