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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 thought a while, then answered: 

 

"I grant him his life if he will acknowledge this lady to be his true 

and lawful wife, and live with her as such, now and for ever, staying 

all suits against her." 

 

"How can he do that, you fool," asked Betty, "when you have knocked all 

his senses out of him with that great sword of yours?" 

 

"Perhaps," suggested Peter humbly, "some one will do it for him." 

 

"Yes," said Isabella, speaking for the first time, "I will. On behalf of 

the Marquis of Morella I promise these things, Don Peter Brome, before 

all these people here gathered. I add this: that if he should live, and 

it pleases him to break this promise made on his behalf to save him from 

death, then let his name be shamed, yes, let it become a byword and a 

scorn. Proclaim it, heralds." 

 

So the heralds blew their trumpets and one of them called out the 

queen's decree, whereat the spectators cheered again, shouting that it 

was good, and they bore witness to that promise. 

 

Then Morella, still senseless, was borne away by his squires, Betty in 

her blood-stained robe marching at his side, and his horse having been 

brought to him again, Peter, wounded though he was, mounted and galloped 

round the arena amidst plaudits such as that place had never heard, 

till, lifting his sword in salutation, suddenly he and his gentlemen 

vanished by the gate through which he had appeared. 

 

Thus strangely enough ended that combat which thereafter was always 

known as the Fray of the Eagle and the English Hawk. 


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