Upon learning about a gardening position at the convent, Masetto decided to apply for the position and posed as a deaf mute in order to get hired(166, 167). Because he was young and handsome the nuns, who were also young and beautiful, were curious about him sexually (168).
Considering the moral and religious consequences of surrending to their weaknesses, the nuns had sex with Masetto believing that as a deaf mute, he could not reveal their activities. Masetto eventually became exhausted from his sexual adventures and spoke to the Abbess (the Head Nun or Rev. Mother) while making love to her (170). She thought it was a miracle that he could speak and conspired with the other nuns to keep him with them and maintain their secret (170).
Masetto returned home old, rich and father to the nuns children
(170). Masetto lived out a fantasy that most men only dreamt about. The nuns
served God and still experience the pleasures of womanhood.