By Maureen Ash
While a squire's physique is located placing from a tree, Templar Bascot de Marins is given the duty of unearthing the reality ahead of an unheard of assembly of kings at Lincoln fortress.
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Alys lifted her head, tears now ﬂowing fast and free. “What shall I do, Nora? Shall I talk to Alain . . ask him . . ” “You shall do nothing, little poppet,” Alinor said ﬁrmly. ” In a corner of the bail a group of squires were at practice with the quintain, a swinging crossbar set with a circle of metal on one side and a heavy bag of sand on the other. The young men were taking turns riding at it, lances poised 38 M au r e e n A s h to strike the metal and, when their aim was successful, trying to avoid the buffet of the sandbag that swung towards their heads in response.
She is fond of you, and kind. ” Alinor’s tone had D e at h o f a S q u i r e 37 softened at the real distress in her friend’s voice, and she sat down beside Alys and put an arm around her shoulders. “I did not know what to do, and then Sir William left the next morning and Hubert was gone with him. I thought that perhaps he had taken too much wine and had been foolish only, did not mean what he had said. I tried to forget it. ” She raised her tear-stained face to her friend. ” The other girl nodded.
Behind him Gianni rode pillion, swathed in a warm cloak and with the hat Ernulf had given him pulled ﬁrmly down over his head. As they descended from the high knoll on which Lincoln was situated Bascot took in the surrounding countryside. It was sparsely wooded until they reached the edge of the chase, and the ground was marshy in places and crisscrossed with rivulets, ﬁrming up only when they reached the shelter of the forest. Bascot found his way to the place that Tostig had taken 42 M au r e e n A s h him the previous afternoon with little difﬁculty and the forester was waiting, as arranged, at the spot where the body of the poached deer had been found.