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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

may send you for if you do not, I tell you that we have enemies in high 

places who may part us for ever. Betty, I will be frank, there is a 

great lady who is jealous, and watches you very closely. Do you swear?" 

 

"Yes, yes, I swear. But about the great lady?" 

 

"Not a word about her--on your life--and mine. You shall hear from me 

shortly. And now, sweetheart--good-night." 

 

"Good-night," said Betty, but still she did not stir. 

 

Then, understanding that she expected something more, d'Aguilar nerved 

himself to the task, and touched her hair with his lips. 

 

Next moment he regretted it, for even that tempered salute fanned her 

passion into flame. 

 

Throwing her arms about his neck Betty drew his face to hers and kissed 

him many times, till at length he broke, half choking, from her embrace, 

and escaped into the street. 

 

"Mother of Heaven!" he muttered to himself, "the woman is a volcano in 

eruption. I shall feel her kisses for a week," and he rubbed his face 

ruefully with his hand. "I wish I had made some other plan; but it is 

too late to change it now--she would betray everything. Well, I will be 

rid of her somehow, if I have to drown her. A hard fate to love the 

mistress and be loved of the maid!" 


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