The Crane in Decameron

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… A young woman named Brunetta, who was living in the same street and whom Chichibio happened to be madly in love with, came into the kitchen. Seeing and smelling the roasted bird, she begged Chichibio to give her a thigh. Chichibio said no.

Brunetta was offended and told him that if he wouldn’t give her a piece, he would get no love from her! In the end he gave in to his mistress: he cut off the thigh of the crane and handed it to her.