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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

departed, the former carrying with her a bag of gold. 

 

That same night Inez sought the priest, Henriques of Motril, in that 

hall of Morella's palace which was used as a private chapel, saying that 

she desired to speak with him under pretence of making confession, for 

they were old friends--or rather enemies. 

 

As it chanced she found the holy father in a very ill humour. It 

appeared that Morella also was in a bad humour with Henriques, having 

heard that it was he who had possessed himself of the jewels in his 

strong-box on the _San Antonio_. Now he insisted upon his surrendering 

everything, and swore, moreover, that he would hold him responsible for 

all that his people had stolen from the ship, and this because he said 

that it was his fault that Peter Brome had escaped the sea and come on 

to Granada. 

 

"So, Father," said Inez, "you, who thought yourself rich, are poor 

again." 

 

"Yes, my daughter, and that is what chances to those who put their faith 

in princes. I have served this marquis well for many years--to my soul's 

hurt, I fear me--hoping that he who stands so high in the favour of the 

Church would advance me to some great preferment. But instead, what does 

he do? He robs me of a few trinkets that, had I not found them, the sea 

would have swallowed or some thief would have taken, and declares me his 

debtor for the rest, of which I know nothing." 

 

"What preferment did you want, Father? I see that you have one in your 

mind." 

 

"Daughter, a friend had written to me from Seville that if I have a 

hundred gold doubloons to pay for it, he can secure me the place of a 

secretary in the Holy Office where I served before as a familiar until 

the marquis made me his chaplain, and gave the benefice of Motril, which 

proved worth nothing, and many promises that are worth less. Now those 

trinkets would fetch thirty, and I have saved twenty, and came here to 

borrow the other fifty from the marquis, to whom I have done so many 

good turns--as _you_ know well, Inez. You see the end of that quest," 

and he groaned angrily. 

 

"It is a pity," said Inez thoughtfully, "since those who serve the 

Inquisition save many souls, do they not, including their own? For 

instance," she added, and the priest winced at the words, "I remember 

that they saved the soul of my own sister and would have saved mine, had 

I been--what shall I say?--more--more prejudiced. Also, they get a 

percentage of the goods of wicked heretics, and so become rich and able 


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