Doctor Faustus: Novel Summary: Act 4, scene 4-Act 4, scene 5

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Act 4, scene 4: Benvolio, Martino and Frederick meet up again, all of them dispirited, muddy and severely frightened and injured.  They also have horns coming out of their heads.  The three decide to hide in the forest instead of facing ridicule from society for their appearances.
Act 4, scene 5: Since his time on earth is running out, Faustus and Mephostophilis make their way home on foot.  They meet up with a horse-courser who wishes to buy Faustus's horse.  Faustus reluctantly agrees, but makes the condition upon the man that the horse should not be ridden into water.  After Faustus returns home and sleeps in his study, the horse-courser rushes in, sobbing hysterically.  He foolishly tried to ride the bewitched horse into water and found that the horse disappeared and turned into a stack of hay.  The horse-courser tries to wake Faustus up and instead manages to pull off his leg.  He runs off in fright, to the amusement of Faustus (who has regained his leg again).  Wagner then enters and informs Faustus that the Duke of Vanholt requests his company. 

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