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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

Morella, and I warn you that there is a score between us which I may 

yet live to settle. You seem to have won, but God in Heaven takes note 

of the wickedness of men, and in this way or in that He always pays His 

debts. Now I go to bid farewell to my cousin Margaret, but to you I do 

not bid farewell, for I think that we shall meet again," and with a sob 

she let fall the veil which she had lifted above her lips to speak and 

departed with Inez, to whom she whispered as they went, "He will not 

linger for any more good-byes with Betty Dene." 

 

They entered Margaret's room and locked the door behind them. She was 

seated on a low divan wrapped in a loose robe, and by her side, 

glittering with silver and with gems, lay her bridal veil and garments. 

 

"Be swift," said Inez to Betty, who stripped off her Moorish dress and 

the long, flowing veil that was wrapped about her head, whereon it was 

seen that her hair had changed greatly in colour, from yellow to dark 

chestnut indeed, while her eyes, ringed about with pigments, and made 

lustrous by drugs dropped into them, looked no longer blue, but black 

like Margaret's. Yes, and wonder of wonders, on the right side of the 

chin and on the back of the neck were moles, or beauty-spots, just such 

as Margaret had borne there from her birth! In short, their stature 

being much the same, though Betty was more thickly built, except in the 

strongest light it would not have been easy to distinguish them apart, 

even unveiled, for at all such arts of the altering of the looks of 

women, Inez was an adept, and she had done her best. 

 

Now Margaret clothed herself in the white robes and the thick head-dress 

that hid her face, all except a little crack left for the eyes to peep 

through, whilst Betty, with the help of Inez, arrayed herself in the 

wondrous wedding robe beset with jewels that was Morella's bridal gift, 

and hid her dyed tresses beneath the pearl-sewn veil. Within ten minutes 

all was finished, even to the dagger that Betty had tied about her 

beneath her robe, and the two transformed women stood staring at 

each other. 

 

"It is time to go," said Inez. 

 

Then Margaret broke out: 

 

"I do not like this business; I never did. When he discovers all, that 

man's rage will be terrible, and he will kill her. I repent that I have 

consented to the plot." 

 

"It is too late to repent now, Senora," said Inez. 

 

"Cannot Betty be got away also?" asked Margaret desperately. 

 

"It is just possible," answered Inez; "thus, before the marriage, 


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