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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

from some ship who had come ashore to see the show. I have told you how 

you may know Master Castell. When you see him make a rush for him, cut 

down any that try to stop you, tumble him into the boat, and row for 

your lives to the ship, which will slip her moorings and get up her 

canvas as soon as she sees you coming, and begin to drop down the river 

with the tide and wind, if there is one. That is the plot, but God alone 

knows the end of it! which depends upon Him and the sailors. Will you 

play this game for the love of a good man and the rest of us? If you 

succeed, you shall be rich for life, all of you." 

 

"Aye," answered the captain, "and there's my hand on it. So sure as my 

name is Smith, we will hook him out of that hell if men can do it, and 

not for the money either. Why, Peter, we have sat here idle so long, 

waiting for you and our lady, that we shall be glad of the fun. At any 

rate, there will be some dead Spaniards before they have done with us, 

and, if we are worsted, I'll leave the mate and enough hands upon the 

ship to bring her safe to Tilbury. But we won't be--we won't be. By this 

day week we will all be rolling homewards across the Bay with never a 

Spaniard within three hundred miles, you and your lady and Master 

Castell, too. I know it! I tell you, lad, I know it!" 

 

"How do you know it?" asked Peter curiously. 

 

"Because I dreamed it last night. I saw you and Mistress Margaret 

sitting sweet as sugar, with your arms around each other's middles, 

while I talked to the master, and the sun went down with the wind 

blowing stiff from sou-sou-west, and a gale threatening. I tell you that 

I dreamed it--I who am not given to dreams." 


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