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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

relation, Betty, cannot feel like her rich cousin. But I do--I do. I 

know that he is a villain, but I love this marquis as much as you hate 

him, or as much as you love Peter, because I can't help myself; it is my 

luck, that's all. But I am not going to throw myself out of a window; I 

would rather throw him out and square our reckoning, and that I swear 

I'll do, in this way or the other, even if it should cost me what I 

don't want to lose--my life," And Betty drew herself up beneath the 

silver lamp with a look upon her handsome, determined face, which was so 

like Margaret's and yet so different, that, could he have seen it, might 

well have made Morella regret that he had chosen this woman for a tool. 

 

While Margaret studied her wonderingly she heard a sound, and glanced up 

to see, standing before them, none other than the beautiful Spaniard, or 

Moor, for she knew not which she was, Inez, that same woman whom, from 

her hiding-place in the tower, she had watched with Peter in the garden. 

 

"How did you come here?" she asked coldly. 

 

"Through the door, Senora, that was left unlocked, which is not wise of 

those who wish to talk privately in such a place as this," she answered 

with a humble curtsey. 

 

"The door is still unlocked," said Margaret, pointing towards it. 

 

"Nay, Senora, you are mistaken; here is its key in my hand. I pray you 

do not tell your lady to put me out, which, being so strong, she well 

can do, for I have words to say to you, and if you are wise you will 

listen to them." 

 

Margaret thought a moment, then answered: 

 

"Say on, and be brief." 


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