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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

Senora--I could not have acted better myself--I think it is a little 

high on the left shoulder. He never guessed a thing, the besotted fool, 

and that was before I gave him the wine, for he wasn't likely to guess 

much afterwards. Did the senora say it was tight under the arm? Well, 

perhaps a little, but this stuff stretches. What I want to know is, what 

happened afterwards? Your cousin is the bull that I put my money on: I 

believe she will clear the ring. A woman with a nerve of steel; had I as 

much I should have been the Marchioness of Morella long ago, or there 

would be another marquis by now. There, the sit of the skirt is perfect; 

the senora's beautiful figure looks more beautiful in it than ever. 

Well, whoever lives will learn all about it, and it is no use worrying. 

Meanwhile, Bernaldez has paid me the money--and a handsome sum too--so 

you needn't thank me. I only worked for hire--and hate. Now I am going 

to lie low, as I don't want to get my throat cut, but he can find me if 

I am really needed. 

 

"The priest? Oh, he is safe enough. We made him sign a receipt for his 

cash. Also, I believe that he has got his post as a secretary to the 

Inquisition, and began his duties at once as they were short-handed, 

torturing Jews and heretics, you know, and stealing their goods, both of 

which occupations will exactly suit him. I rode with him all the way to 

Seville, and he tried to make love to me, the slimy knave, but I paid 

him out," and Inez smiled at some pleasant recollection. "Still, I did 

not quarrel with him outright, as he may come in useful. Who knows? 

There's the governor calling me. One moment, Excellency, only 

one moment! 

 

"Yes, Senora, with those few alterations the dress will be perfect. You 

shall have it back tonight without fail, and I can cut the others that 

you have been pleased to order from the same pattern. Oh! I thank you, 

Senora, you are too good to a poor girl, and," in a whisper, "the 

Mother of God have you in her guard, and send that Peter has improved in 

his love making!" and, half hidden in garments, Inez bowed herself out 

of the room through the door which the governor had already opened. 

 

About nine o'clock on the following morning one of the jailers came to 

summon Margaret and her father to be led before the court. Margaret 

asked anxiously if the Senor Brome was coming too, but the man replied 

that he knew nothing of the Senor Brome, as he was in one of the cells 


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