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HOW PETER MET THE SPANIARD
JOHN CASTELL
PETER GATHERS VIOLETS
LOVERS DEAR
CASTELL'S SECRET
FAREWELL
NEWS FROM SPAIN
D'AGUILAR SPEAKS
THE SNARE
THE CHASE
THE MEETING ON THE SEA
FATHER HENRIQUES
THE ADVENTURE OF THE INN
INEZ AND HER GARDEN
PETER PLAYS A PART
BETTY SHOWS HER TEETH
THE PLOT
THE HOLY HERMANDAD
BETTY PAYS HER DEBTS
ISABELLA OF SPAIN
BETTY STATES HER CASE
THE DOOM OF JOHN CASTELL
FATHER HENRIQUES AND THE BAKER'S OVEN
THE FALCON STOOPS
HOW THE _MARGARET_ WON OUT TO SEA
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Henriques with a shrug. "So I see," answered Castell, "but you----" 

and he stopped. 

 

"Oh, do not be afraid for me," replied the priest with a cunning little 

smile. "The Church does not loot; but in the end the Church gets her 

share. These are a pious folk. Only when he learns that the caravel did 

not sink after all, I fear the marquis will demand an account of us." 

 

Then they limped on over the hill, and presently saw the white-walled 

and red-roofed village beneath them on the banks of the river. 

 

Five minutes later their guide stopped at a door in a roughly paved 

street, which he opened with a key. 

 

"My humble dwelling, when I am in residence here, and not at Granada," 

he said, "in which I shall be honoured to receive you. Look, near by is 

the church." 

 

Then they entered a patio, or courtyard, where some orange-trees grew 

round a fountain of water, and a life-sized crucifix stood against the 

wall. As he passed this sacred emblem Peter bowed and crossed himself, 

an example that Castell did not follow. The priest looked at 

him sharply. 

 

"Surely, Senor," he said, "you should do reverence to the symbol of our 

Saviour, who, by His mercy, have just been saved from the death which 

the marquis told me had overtaken both of you." 

 

"My right arm is hurt," answered Castell readily, "so I must do that 

reverence in my heart." 

 

"I understand, Senor; but if you are a stranger to this country, which 

you do not seem to be, who speak its tongue so well, with your 

permission I will warn you that here it is wise not to confine your 

reverences to the heart. Of late the directors of the Inquisition have 

become somewhat strict, and expect that the outward forms should be 

observed as well. Indeed, when I was a familiar of the Holy Office at 

Seville, I have seen men burned for the neglect of them. You have two 

arms and a head, Senor, also a knee that can be bent." 

 

"Pardon me," answered Castell to this lecture. "I was thinking of other 

matters. The carrying off of my daughter at the hands of your patron, 

the Marquis of Morella, for instance." 

 

Then, making no reply, the priest led them through his sitting-room to a 

bed-chamber with high barred windows, that, although it was large and 

lofty, reminded them somehow of a prison cell. Here he left them, saying 

that he would go to find the local surgeon, who, it seemed, was a barber 

also, if, indeed, he were not engaged in "lightening the ship," 

recommending them meanwhile to take off their wet clothes and lie 


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