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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

snow-white robes to symbolise their perfect purity. Next followed men 

carrying wood or leather images of some man or woman who, by flight to a 

foreign land or into the realms of Death, had escaped the clutches of 

the Inquisition. After these marched other men in fours, each four of 

them bearing a coffin that contained the body or bones of some dead 

heretic, which, in the absence of his living person, like the effigies, 

were to be committed to the flames as a token of what the Inquisition 

would have done to him if it could--to enable it also to seize 

his property. 

 

Then came many penitents, their heads shaven, their feet bare, and clad, 

some in dark-coloured cloaks, some in yellow robes, called the 

_sanbenito_, which were adorned with a red cross. These were followed by 

a melancholy band of "relaxed" heretics, doomed to the fire or 

strangulation at the stake, and clothed in _zamarras_ of sheepskin, 

painted all over with devils and the portraits of their own faces 

surrounded by flames. These poor creatures wore also flame-adorned caps 

called _corozas_, shaped like bishops' mitres, and were gagged with 

blocks of wood, lest they should contaminate the populace by some 

declaration of their heresy, while in their hands they bore tapers, 

which the monks who accompanied them relighted from time to time if they 

became extinguished. 

 

Now the hearts of Peter and Margaret leaped within them, for at the end 

of this hideous troop rode a man mounted on an ass, clothed in a 

_zamarra_ and _coroza_, but with a noose about his neck. So the Fray 

Henriques had told the truth, for without doubt this was John Castell. 

Like people in a dream, they saw him advance in his garb of shame, and 

after him, gorgeously attired, civil officers, inquisitors, and 

familiars of noble rank, members of the Council of Inquisition, behind 

whom was borne a flaunting banner, called the Holy Standard of 

the Faith. 

 

Now Castell was opposite to the little group of seamen, and, or so it 

seemed, something went wrong with the harness of the ass on which he 

sat, for it stopped, and a man in the garb of a secretary stepped to it, 

apparently to attend to a strap, thus bringing all the procession 

behind to a halt, while that in front proceeded off the quay and round 

the corner of a street. Whatever it might be that had happened, it 

necessitated the dismounting of the heretic, who was pulled roughly off 

the brute's back, which, as though in joy at this riddance of its 


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