By Ellis Peters
In October of 1142, a neighborhood landlord offers the Potter's box to the neighborhood clergy. The priests start to plow it, and the blades happen the lengthy tresses of a tender girl, lifeless over a 12 months. Then the arriving of a amateur who fled from an abbey ravaged by means of civil battle in East Anglia complicates existence even additional for Brother Cadfael.
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There were belongings he gave over to her, there could be agreements to be made, even witnessed. ” “Yes,” said Radulfus at once. “Twice in the first days of his novitiate he did visit her, but in company with Brother Paul. As master of the novices Paul was anxious for the man’s peace of mind, no less than for the woman’s, and tried his best to bring her to acknowledge and bless Ruald’s vocation. Vainly! But with Paul he went, and with Paul he returned. ” “It is more than a year,” said the abbot reasonably.
Or a kinship or a home, living,” Cadfael agreed sombrely, “or a reason for dying. We can do no more here. I have seen what there is to be seen of how she was laid. ” It was an hour more before Brother Winfrid and Brother Urien came striding along the headland with their burden of brychans and litter. Carefully they lifted the slender bundle of bones, folded the rugs round them and covered them decently from sight. Hugh’s sergeant was dismissed, back to the garrison at the castle. In silence and on foot the insignificant funeral cortege of the unknown set off for the abbey.
Without hesitation Ruald said: “No! She was always true and fond. Almost too fond! I doubt I ever could match her devotion. I brought her out of her own land,” said Ruald, setting truth before his own eyes and scarcely regarding those who overheard, “into a country strange to her, where her tongue was alien and her ways little understood. ” It was early evening, almost time for Vespers, when Hugh reclaimed the horse Brother Richard had considerately stabled, and rode out from the gatehouse into the Foregate, and for a moment hesitated whether to turn left, and make for his own house in the town, or right, and continue the pursuit of truth well into the dusk.
The Potter's Field (Brother Cadfael Mystery #17) by Ellis Peters