By Ellis Peters
Within the sizzling, dry August of 1141, England continues to be torn by means of civic strife. Amidst the carnage the Abbey of Hyde Meade is completely destroyed; its resident brothers dispersed, discovering shelter within the Abbey of Shrewsbury. yet Brother Cadfael realizes that of those refugees aren't all that they look like.
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Clearly he had a special interest in this one. 36 World Without End Ken Follett Godwyn watched as Brother Joseph applied ointment to the arm of the nowunconscious knight. He thought he had probably ensured Cecilia’s financial support by giving the correct answer to the question, but he was keen to get her explicit agreement. ” She gave him a sharp look. ” Godwyn was shocked. ” She raised her eyebrows. ” “I’m sorry,” he said immediately. ” If she was going to be enigmatic there was no point in talking to her.
He could not believe his uncle was refusing him the money to go to Oxford. He felt betrayed. Anthony was his mentor as well as a relative. He had always favoured Godwyn over other young monks. But now he was trying to hold Godwyn back. “Physicians bring money in to the priory,” he argued. ” This infuriating platitude was always Anthony’s answer. For some years the priory’s income from the annual Fleece Fair had been declining. The townspeople had urged Anthony to invest in better facilities for the wool traders – tents, booths, latrines, even a wool exchange building – but he always refused, pleading poverty.
He was in high spirits as they walked back into Kingsbridge. He took her to Slaughterhouse Ditch, a street near the river, and they went into a large but dirty tavern called the White Horse. He bought Gwenda a cup of ale to drink while he disappeared 38 World Without End Ken Follett into the back of the house with the innkeeper, whom he addressed as “Davey boy”. It was the second time Gwenda had drunk ale in one day. Pa reappeared a few minutes later without the bundle. They returned to the main street and found Ma, Philemon and the baby at the Bell inn, next to the priory gates.
An Excellent Mystery (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 11) (UK Edition) by Ellis Peters