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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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told them that they would meet again before the judges, they were led 

through the various passages of the prison to two rooms, one small and 

one of a fair size with heavily barred windows, given water to wash in, 

and told that food would be brought to them. 

 

In due course it came, carried by jailers--meat, eggs, and wine, and 

glad enough were they to see it. While they ate, also the governor 

appeared with a notary, and, having waited till their meal was finished, 

began to question them. 

 

"Our story is long," said Castell, "but with your leave I will tell it 

you, only, I pray you, suffer my daughter, the Dona Margaret, to go to 

rest, for she is quite outworn, and if you will you can question her 

to-morrow." 

 

The governor assenting, Margaret threw off her veil to embrace her 

father, thus showing her beauty for the first time, whereat the governor 

and the notary stared amazed. Then having given Peter her hand to kiss, 

and curtseyed to the governor and the notary, she went to her bed in the 

next room, which opened out of that in which they were. 

 

When she had gone, Castell told his story of how his daughter had been 

kidnapped by the Marquis of Morella, a name that caused the governor to 

open his eyes very wide, and brought from London to Granada, whither 

they, her father and her betrothed, had followed her and escaped. But of 

Betty and all the business of the changed bride he said nothing. Also, 

knowing that these must come out in any case, he told them his name and 

business, and those of his partners and correspondents in Seville, the 

firm of Bernaldez, which was one that the governor knew well enough, 

and prayed that the head of that firm, the Senor Juan Bernaldez, might 

be communicated with and allowed to visit them on the next morning. 

Lastly, he explained that they were no thieves or adventurers, but 

English subjects in misfortune, and again hinted that they were both 

able and willing to pay for any kindness or consideration that was shown 

to them, of all of which sayings the governor took note. 

 

Also this officer said that he would communicate with his superiors, 

and, if no objection were made, send a messenger to ask the Senor 

Bernaldez to attend at the prison on the following day. Then at length 

he and the notary departed, and, the jailers having cleared away the 

food and locked the door, Castell and Peter lay down on the beds that 

they had made ready for them, thankful enough to find themselves at 

Seville, even though in a prison, where indeed they slept very well 


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