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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

for dangerous criminals, which he did not serve. 

 

So forth they went, dressed in their new clothes, which were as fine as 

money could buy, and in the latest Seville fashion, and were conducted 

to the courtyard. Here, to her joy, Margaret saw Peter waiting for them 

under guard, and dressed also in the Christian garments which they had 

begged might be supplied to him at their cost. She sprang to his side, 

none hindering her, and, forgetting her bashfulness, suffered him to 

embrace her before them all, asking him how he had fared since they 

were parted. 

 

"None too well," answered Peter gloomily, "who did not know if we should 

ever meet again; also, my prison is underground, where but little light 

comes through a grating, and there are rats in it which will not let a 

man sleep, so I must lie awake the most of the night thinking of you. 

But where go we now?" 

 

"To be put upon our trial before the queen, I think. Hold my hand and 

walk close beside me, but do not stare at me so hard. Is aught wrong 

with my dress?" 

 

"Nothing," answered Peter. "I stare because you look so beautiful in 

it. Could you not have worn a veil? Doubtless there are more marquises 

about this court." 

 

"Only the Moors wear veils, Peter, and now we are Christians again. 

Listen--I think that none of them understand English. I have seen Inez, 

who asked after you very tenderly--nay, do not blush, it is unseemly in 

a man. Have you seen her also? No--well, she escaped from Granada as she 

planned, and Betty is married to the marquis." 

 

"It will never hold good," answered Peter shaking his head, "being but a 

trick, and I fear that she will pay for it, poor woman! Still, she gave 

us a start, though, so far as prisons go, I was better off in Granada 

than in that rat-trap." 

 

"Yes," answered Margaret innocently, "you had a garden to walk in there, 

had you not? No, don't be angry with me. Do you know what Betty did?" 

And she told him of how she had lifted her veil and kissed Morella 

without being discovered. 

 

"That isn't so wonderful," said Peter, "since if they are painted up 

young women look very much alike in a half-lit room----" 

 

"Or garden?" suggested Margaret. 

 

"What is wonderful," went on Peter, scorning to take note of this 

interruption, "is that she could consent to kiss the man at all. The 

double-dealing scoundrel! Has Inez told you how he treated her? The very 

thought of it makes me ill." 

 

"Well, Peter, he didn't ask you to kiss him, did he? And as for the 


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