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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
ENVOI

Yes, for hate of Morella," and she clenched her little hand, hissing the 

words out between her teeth. 

 

"I understand the feeling," said Peter. "But--but what has he done to 

_you_?" 

 

"Do not ask me, Senor. Enough that once I loved him--that accursed 

priest Henriques sold me into his power--oh! a long while ago, and he 

ruined me, making me what I am, and--I bore his child, and--and it is 

dead. Oh! Mother of God, my boy is dead, and since then I have been an 

outcast and his slave--they have slaves here in Granada, Senor-- 

dependent on him for my bread, forced to do his bidding, forced to wait 

upon his other loves; I, who once was the sultana; I, of whom he has 

wearied. Only to-day--but why should I tell you of it? Well, he has 

driven me even to this, that I must kiss an unwilling stranger in a 

garden," and she sobbed aloud. 

 

"Poor girl!--poor girl!" said Peter, patting her hand kindly with his 

thin fingers. "Henceforth I have another score against Morella, and I 

will pay it too." 

 

"Will you?" she asked quickly. "Ah! if so, I would die for you, who now 

live only to be revenged upon him. And it shall be my first vengeance to 

rob him of that noble-looking mistress of yours, whom he has stolen away 

and has set his heart upon wholly, because she is the first woman who 

ever resisted him--him, who thinks that he is invincible." 

 

"Have you any plan?" asked Peter. 

 

"As yet, none. The thing is very difficult. I go in danger of my life, 

for if he thought that I betrayed him he would kill me like a rat, and 

think no harm of it. Such things can be done in Granada without sin, 

Senor, and no questions asked--at least if the victim be a woman of the 

murderer's household. I have told you already that if I had refused to 

do what I have done this evening I should certainly have been got rid of 

in this way or that, and another set on at the work. No, I have no plan 

yet, only it is I through whom the Senor Castell communicates with his 

daughter, and I will see him again, and see her, and we will make some 

plan. No, do not thank me. He pays me for my services, and I am glad to 

take his money, who hope to escape from this hell and live on it 

elsewhere. Yet, not for all the money in the world would I risk what I 

am risking, though in truth it matters not to me whether I live or die. 

Senor, I will not disguise it from you, all this scene will come to the 

Dona Margaret's ears, but I will explain it to her." 


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