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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

and whom he knew to be named Betty Dene; also, that at her request, 

since she was anxious that proper record should be kept of her marriage, 

he had written the certificates which the court had seen, which 

certificates the marquis and others had signed immediately after the 

ceremony in his private chapel at Granada. Subsequently he had left 

Granada to take up his appointment as a secretary to the Inquisition at 

Seville, which had been conferred on him by the ecclesiastical 

authorities in reward of a treatise which he had written upon heresy. 

That was all he knew about the affair. 

 

Now Morella's advocate rose to cross-examine, asking him who had made 

the arrangements for the marriage. He answered that the marquis had 

never spoken to him directly on the subject--at least he had never 

mentioned to him the name of the lady; the Senora Inez arranged 

everything. 

 

Now the queen broke in, asking where was the Senora Inez, and who she 

was. The priest replied that the Senora Inez was a Spanish woman, one of 

the marquis's household at Granada, whom he made use of in all 

confidential affairs. She was young and beautiful, but he could say no 

more about her. As to where she was now he did not know, although they 

had ridden together to Seville. Perhaps the marquis knew. 

 

Now the priest was ordered to stand down, and Betty tendered herself as 

a witness, and through her interpreter told the court the story of her 

connection with Morella. She said that she had met him in London when 

she was a member of the household of the Senor Castell, and that at once 

he began to make love to her and won her heart. Subsequently he 

suggested that she should elope with him to Spain, promising to marry 

her at once, in proof of which she produced the letter he had written, 

which was translated and handed up for the inspection of the court--a 

very awkward letter, as they evidently thought, although it was not 

signed with the writer's real name. Next Betty explained the trick by 

which she and her cousin Margaret were brought on board his ship, and 

that when they arrived there the marquis refused to marry her, alleging 

that he was in love with her cousin and not with her--a statement which 

she took to be an excuse to avoid the fulfilment of his promise. She 

could not say why he had carried off her cousin Margaret also, but 

supposed that it was because, having once brought her upon the ship, he 

did not know how to be rid of her. 

 

Then she described the voyage to Spain, saying that during that voyage 


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