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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

Peter's trial was fixed for the morrow, and that they must accompany him 

to the court to be examined also upon all these matters. A little later 

came Bernaldez, who said that the king had returned and would sit with 

the queen, and that already this affair had made much stir in Seville, 

where there was much curiosity as to the story of Morella's marriage, of 

which many different tales were told. That Margaret and her father would 

be discharged he had little doubt, in which case their ship was ready 

for them; but of Peter's chances he could say nothing, for they depended 

upon what view the king took of his offence, and, though unacknowledged, 

Morella was the king's nephew and had his ear. 

 

Afterwards they went down into the garden, and there found Peter, who 

had just returned from his jousting, flushed with exercise, and looking 

very manly and handsome. Margaret took his hand and, walking aside, told 

him the news. 

 

"I am glad," he answered, "for the sooner this business is begun the 

sooner it will be done. But, Sweet," and here his face grew very 

earnest, "Morella has much power in this land, and I have broken its 

law, so none know what the end will be. I may be condemned to death or 

imprisoned, or perhaps, if I am given the chance, with better luck I may 

fall fighting, in any of which cases we shall be separated for a while, 

or altogether. Should this be so, I pray that you will not stay here, 

either in the hope of rescuing me, or for other reasons; since, while 

you are in Spain, Morella will not cease from his attempts to get hold 

of you, whereas in England you will be safe from him." 

 

When Margaret heard these words she sobbed aloud, for the thought that 

harm might come to Peter seemed to choke her. 

 

"In all things I will do your bidding," she said, "yet how can I leave 

you, dear, while you are alive, and if, perchance, you should die, which 

may God prevent, how can I live on without you? Rather shall I seek to 

follow you very swiftly." 

 

"I do not desire that," said Peter. "I desire that you should endure 

your days till the end, and come to meet me where I am in due season, 

and not before. I will add this, that if in after-years you should meet 

any worthy man, and have a mind to marry him, you should do so, for I 

know well that you will never forget me, your first love, and that 

beyond this world lie others where there are no marryings or giving in 


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