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Thf princc'n. rcccpt ion-room to fittpd
op with nil the state nnd luxury which
the fnnie nnd power of its owner de
manded. A hiph dais at the further rnd
was roofed in by a hrond canopy of war
let velvet spnncled with silver fleurs-de-lia.
In the renter or the dais were two
very hish chairs. On that to the ripht
Mt'a tall and woll-formed man with rod
hair, n livid face, and a cold blue eye.
He lounged back in r careless position,
nnd yawned repeatedly. On the other
throne there was perched holt uprijrlit,
u little round pippin-f:iced person,
who smiled and bobbed to everyone
whose eyes he chnnced to meet.
tween. and a little in front of them, on
a humble chnrctte or stool, sat a slim
dark younj man. whose quiet attire Bnd
modest manner would scarce proclaim
him to be the most noted prince in
Europe. He sat .ritli his hands clasped
ronna his knee, his head sliphtly bent,
and an expression of trouble upon his
clear, well-chiselled features. Below on
either side of the steps were forty or
fifty English and Gascon barons kniphts,
"There sits the prince. whispered Sir
John Ohandos as they entered. "He on
the right is I'edro. whom we are about
to put upon the Spanish throne. The
other is lon James, whom we purpose
with the aid of God to help to bis throne
The prince had observed their entrance,
and, sprincing to his feet, he had ad
vanced with a winning smile and the
light of welcome in his eyes.
"Welcome to Anuitaine. Sir Nigel Lor
ing and Sir Oliver Ruttesthorn," said
he. "Nay, keep your knee for my sweet
father at Windsor. I would have your
hands, my friends. We are like to give
you some work to do ere you see the
downs cf Hampshire once more, now
many have you in your train V
"I have forty men-at-arms, sire," said
" And I have one hundred archers and
a score of lances; there are also three
hundred men of the White Conrpany who
wait for me on this side of the water up
on the borders of Navarre."
"We hope to see you both in the banquet-hall
anon." rejoined the prince. He
bowed, and Chandos. plucking Sir Oliver
by the sleeve, led them both away to the
back of the press of courtiers.
The young ruler had sat listlessly npon
his stool with the two puppet monarchs
enthroned behind him, but of a sudden a
dark shadow passed over his face, and
he sprang to his feet in one of those
gusts of passion which were the single
blot upon his noble and generous char
acter. "How now. Don Martin de la CarraT"
he cried. "How now, sirrah? What
message do you bring to us from our
brother of Navarre?' The new-comer
to whom this abrupt query had been ad
dressed was a tall and handsome cavalier
who had just been ushered into the
apartment. "Are the passes open to us,
or does your master go back from his
word pledged to me at Libourne no later
than last Michaelmas?"
"It would ill become my gracious
master, sire, to go back from promise
given. He does but ask some delay and
certain conditions and hostages "
"Conditions ! Hostages! is he speak
ing to the 1'rince of England, or is it to
the bourppnis provost of some half-cnp-tured
town? Conditions, quotha? He
may find much to mend in his own condi
tion, ere long. The passes are, then,
closed to us?"
"They are open, then?"
"Nay. sire, if you would but "
"Enough, enough, lion Martin," cried
the prince, "it is a sorry sight to see so
true a knight pleading in so false a cause.
We know the doings of our Cousin
Charles. We know that while with the
right hand he takes our fifty thousand
crowns for the holding of the passes open,
he hath his left outstretched to Henry
Trastamare. or to the King of France, all
ready to take as many more for the keep
ing 'them closed. I know our good
Charles, and he shall leurn that I know
him. He sets his kingdom tip to the best
bidder, like some scullion farrier selling a
glandered horse. He is "
"My lord," cried Don Martin. I cannot
stand here to hear such words of my
master. Iid they come from other lips
I should know better how to answer
"Your bearing and your words, Don
Martin, ore such as I should have looked
for in you. You will tell the king, your
master, that he hnth been paid his price,
and that if he holds to his promise be
hath my word for it that no scath shall
come to his people, nor to their houses
or gear. If, however, we have not his
leave. I shall come close at the heels of
this message without his leave, and bear
ing a key with me which shall open all
that he may close. Where is my Lord
Chandos? Ha. Sir John, I commend this
worthy knight to your care. You will
see that he hath refection, and such a
purse of gold as may defray his charges,
for indeed it is great honor to any court
to have wiihin it bo noble and gentle a
"But I have tidings for you, my lords
and lieges, that our brother of Lancaster
is on his way for our capital with four
hundred lances and as many archers to
aid us in our venture. We shall then
join the array at Lax and set our ban
ners to the breeze once morel"
A buzz of joy at the prospect of im
mediate action rose up from the group of
warriors. The prince smiled at the mar
tial ardor which shone upon every face
"It will hearten yon to know," he con
tinued, that I have sure advices that this
Henry is a very valiant leader, and that
he has it in his power to make such, a
stand against us as promises to give us
much honor and pleasure. It is certain,
also, that the brave and worthy Bertram!
tin Guesclin hath ridden into France to
the I Hike of Anjou. nnd purposes to take
back with him Treat levies from I'icnrdy
and Brittany. We hold Bertrand in high
esteem, for be oft before ber at
great pnlns to furnish lis with an honor
able encounter. What think von of it.
my worthy Captal? T7e took yon at
Cocberel, nnd, by my soul ! you will have
the chnnee now to pay that score."
The Gascon warrior addressed winced
a little at the allusion, nor were his
countrymen around him better pleased,
for on the only occasion when thev had
encountered the arms of Prance without
Fnelish aid they had met with a heavy
"There are some who say. sire." salt
he burly De Cllsson, "that the score Is
already overpaid, for that without Oas
fon help Bertrand had not been taken
tit Anray, nor had King John been over
borne at I'olctlers."
"By Heaven, but this Is too much,!"
rrled an English nobleman. Metbink"
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pT-noj1of pm-rdlng chtptrr t nd of thin lnffalliMnt.
that Gasoony is too small a cock to crow
"The smaller cock, my Iord Audlry,
may have the longer spur," remarked the
Captal de Buch.
"May have its comb clipped if it
makes over-much noise," broke in an
Itv Our IjiiIv of Uoonmdoiir !" cried
the Lord of Mucident. "this is more than
I can abide. Sir John Charnell, you
shall answer to me for those words! '
"Freely, my lord, and when you will,"
returned the Englishman carelesslv.
"My Lord de Clisson P cried Lord
Audley. " you look somewhat fixedly In
my direction. By St. Stephen. I should
be right glnd to go further into the mat
ter with you."
"And you, my Iiord of rommcrs, aaid
Sir Nigel, pushing his way to the front.
"It is in my mind that we might break a
lance in gentle and honorable debate over
For a moment a dor.en challenges
flashed backward and forward at this
sudden bursting of the cloud which had
lowered so long between the knights of
the two nations. Furious and gesticu
lating the Gascons: white and cold and
sneering the English, while the prince
with a half-smile glanced from one party
to the other, like a man who loved to
dwell upon a fiery scene, and yet dreaded
lest the mischief go so far that he might
find it beyond his control.
"Friends, friends !" he cried at last,
"this quarrel must go no further. The
man shall answer to me. be he Gascon or
English, who carries it beyond this room.
I have overmuch need for your swords
that you should turn them upon each
other. Sir John Charnell. Ixrd Audley.
you do not doubt the courage of our
friends of Gascony "
"Not I. sire." Ird Audley answered.
"I have seen them fight too often not to
know that they are very hardy and va
"And so say I." quoth the other Eng
lishman: "but. certes. there is no fear of
cur forgetting it while they have a tongue
in their heads."
"Nay. Sir John." said the prince, re
provingly. But you hear, my lords of
Gascony, that these gentlemen had no
thought to throw a slur upon your honor
or your valor, so let all anger fade from
your mind. Clisson, Captal, IK Pom
mers, I have your word?"
"We are subjects, sire," said the Gas
con barons, though with no verv good
grace. "Y'our words are our law.
"Then shall we bury all cause of on
kindness in a flagon of malvoisie," said
the prince cheerily. "Ho, there! the
doors of the banquet-hall ! I have been
over-long from my sweet spouse, but I
shall be back with you anon.
While the prince's council was sitting,
Alleyne and Ford bad remained in the
outer hall, where th?y were soon sur
rounded by a noisy, group of young Eag
lisbmen of their own rank, all eager to
hear the latest news from England.
"How ia it with the old man at Wind
sor?" asked one.
"And how with the good Queen Fhil
"How of England, my lads of Loring?"
said a squire named Humphrey.
"I take it." said Ford, "that it is much
as it was when you were there last, save
"THE PRINCE OBSERVED
that perchance there is a little less noise '
"And why less noise, young Solomon?"
"Ah, that is for your wit to discover."
Pardieu ! here ia a paladin come over,
with the Hampshire mud still sticking to
his shoes. 1..- means that the noise is
less for our being out of the country."
"How re we to take this, sir?" asked
the ruffll.ig squire.
"You may take it as it romes, sa!H
"Stint it, Humphrey, said a tall
squire with a burst of laughter. You will
have Ihtle credit from this gentleman, I
perceive. Tongues are sharp in Hamp
"Hum! we ma? nrove that. In two
days' time Is 'ie vepres du teurnoi when
we may see if your lance ia as qulak as
"All very well. TToper TTareomh," cried
a burly, bull-necked younp man. who"
snuare shoulders and massive ! told
of exceptional personal strenrth. "Yon
pass too lightly over the matter. We are
"ot to he so easily overcrowed. The Lord
LoHne hath riven his proofs : hut we knov
fothlng of his sonlrea. ssve that one nt
them hath a rsl'lne toneiie. And l.nw '
von. yonne air? brlnelne Ma heavy hand
down rn Allevna shoulder.
"And what of ma, vonn Ir'f'
"Tvfa fol ! this la my lady's nae oom
over. Your cheefc will be browner and
your hand hartler yon your
mumer in. ,
13rotUCT3 . '
"If mv uiind is not hnrd. It is ready."
"Heady? Keady for what? For the
hem of my In ' train."
"Kenih to chastise Insolence, air!"
died Allevne with Hashing eyes.
"Sweet little oi!" answered the) burly
stpiltv. "Such n dainty color! Sticli n
mellow voice! Eyes of a bashful maid,
and hair like a three years' hahci Viola!"
lie passed his thick tinccrs roushly
through the youth's crisp golden curls.
"You svk to force a quarrel, sir," said
Allcjne white with anger.
"Vhj you do it like a country boor,
and not like a gentle squire. I last lioen
ill bred and as ill taught? I serve a
master who could show yon how such
things should lc done.
"And how would he do it, oh, pink of
"He would neither ! loud nor would
he be unmannerly, but rather more
gentle than is his wont. He would say,
'Sir, I should take it ns an honor to do
some small deed of anus against you, not
for mine own glory or advancement, but
rather for the fame of my Inly and fur
the upholding of chivalry.' Then he would
draw his glove, thus, and throw it on the
ground : or, if he had cause . think that
he had to deal with a churl, he might
throw it in his face as I do now !"
A buz of excitement went up from the
knot of squires as Allevne, his gentle na
ture turned by this causeless attack Into
fiery resolution, dashed bis glove with all
his strength into the sneering face of his
"Your life for this!" said the bully,
with a face which was distorted with
"If vnu can take it." returned Allevne.
' "Good lad!' whisjiored Ford. "Stick
to it close as wax."
"I shall so justice!" cried Norbury.
Sir Oliver's silent attendant.
"Y'ou brought it iimiu yourself. John
Tranter." said th tall squire, who had
lieen addressed as Koger Harcomb. "You
ii. list ever plague the newcomers. But U
were a shame if this went further. Tin
lad hath shown a proper spirit."
"But a blow-! a blow!." cried several of
the squires. "There must be a finish to
"Vay ; Tranter first laid hand upon hi
head."" sa ill Harcomb. "How say j.r.i.
Tranter? The matter imy rest where it
"My name is known in these parts,"
said Tranter proudly. "I can bi pas-;
what might leave a stain upon nnother.
It hiin pick up bis glove mid say that
he has done amiss."
"1 would see him in the claws of the
devil first," whispered l ord.
"You hear, young sir?" said the peace
maker. "Our friend will overlook the
matter if you do but say thai you have
acted in heat ami haste."
"I came here nt the lock of my tnas
tor," answered Alleyne, "and I looked on
every man here as an Englishman and n
friend. This gentleman haih shown nie a
rough welcome, and if 1 have answered
iiim in the same spirit he has but himself
to thank. I will pick the glove up, but.
certes, I shall abide by what I have done
unless he first crave my pardon for what
he hath said and clone."
Tranter shrugged his shoulders. "You
have done what you could to save him.
Harcomb," he said. "We had best settle
"So say I," criod Allejne.
THEIR ENTRANCE WITH ALIGHT OF
Close to the bank of the Garonne there
lay a little tract ef green-sward. The
liver ran deep and swift up to the ntee.p
hank. Here te two combatants drew
their swords. In such combats, as well
as in the formal sports of the tilting-yard.
Tranter had won a name for strength
and dexterity. On the other hand, Al
leyne had used bis weapons in constant
i-.xereise and practice for every day for
many months, nnd being by nature quick
of eye nnd prompt of hand, he might
pass now as no mean swordsman. An
unequal fight it seemed to most: but
there were a few, and they the most
experienced, who saw something In the
youth's steady gray eye and wary step
whi'-h left the Issue open.
"Hold, Sirs, hold!" cried Norbury. ere
blow had been struck. "This gentleman
hath a two-handed sword, a good foot
loneer than that of our friend."
"Take mine. Alleyne!" said Ford.
Nay, friends," he answered. I tinder
stand the weieht and balance of mine
own. To work, air, for onr lords may
need ns !"
TVnnters preaf sword xrss tndeed
"tlphtv vantspe In his favor. The weanon
he held strslght tip In front of him
-lth Wade erect, so that he might either
hrin It down with a swinging How. or
hv a turn of the heaw blade he mleht
msrd his own head and boiv. A furthe'1
rroreeflon tsv fn the broed end riowerfid
guard which crossed the hilt, and which
ws fifrnlshed with a deep and nsrrow
Botch, In which an expert swordsman
might catch his foemnn'a Made, and by ft
quick turn el his wrist snap It across,
Allewie. on I ho other hand, must trust
for ins deleiice to Ins quick eye and act
ive loot lor Ins sw ord, I hough keen,
was of a light mi. I grace I ul build, Willi a
narrow sloping pommel nnd a tapering
Tranter well knew bis advnnlage and
lost little time in putting it to use. As
Ins opponent walked toward tuiil lie slid
ilniiv iMitimieii lorward and sent In a
whistling cut which would have severed
the other ill twain bud he not sprung
ln.-litly hack from It. Oinck as a panther.
Allevne sprung in with a thrust, but
Tr inter, who was as active as he was
strong, bad already nvoverod himself
and turned it aside willi a movement of
Ins heavy blade. Again be whined in n
I. I.nv which made (he spectators hold
i lit-i r breaih, mid ivain Alleyne very
ipiickly an. I swiftly slid from under It,
and sent back two lightning thrusts
which the oilier could scarce parry. So
close were l hey to each oilier that Al
leyue had no lime to spring back from
the next cut, which beat down his
sword and grafted his forehead, sending
I lie blood streaming into his eyes and
iiown ins chocks, ne sprang out heyond
sword-sweep, nnd the pair stood breath
ing henvih, while the crowd of young
squires biuzcd llicir iipplause.
"Bravely struck on both sides!" cried
Koger llarcomh. "You have both won
honor from this meeting, and it would
be sin nnd shame to let it go further."
"Yon have done enough." Kdriesnn
"oii have curried yourself well," cried
several of the older squires.
"For my part, I hive no wish to slav
this joung man," said Tranter, wiping
"Iocs this gentleman crave my pardon
tor hiving used ino despiteful ly asked
"Nay. not I."
"Then stand on your guard, sir!" With
a clatter ami clash the two blades met
once more, Allene pressing in so ns In
keep williin full sweep of the heavy blade,
while Tranter as continually sprang back
to hive space fur one of Ins great cuts.
A three -pans parried blow drew blood
from Alle. tie's left shoulder, but at the
same moment he wounded Tranter slight
ly upon the iliinh. Next instant, how-
ever. Ins Mane had slipped into the fatal
notch, there was a sharp cracking sound
wnli a tinkling upon the ground, and he
fniiild a splintered piece of steel fifteen
inches long was all that remained to turn
tf bis weapon.
"Your life is In mv hands!" cried
Tranter, with a bitter smile.
"Another sword," cried Ford.
"Nay. sir." said Harcomb, "that is not
"Throw down your hilt, Edricson !
"Never!' said Allevne. "Iki you
crave mv pardon, si:m''
i on me man io a--n n.
"Then on your guard again!" cried the
young squire, and sprang in with a hre
and a fury which more than made up for
the shortness of his weapon. It had not
escaped li i in that his opponent was
breathing in short, hoarse gasps, like a
man who is dizzy with fatigue. Now was
the time for the purer living and the
more agile limb to show their value.
Back and back gave Tranter, ever twvk-i-ig
lime for a l:i-i cut. tin and on came
Alleyne, his jailed point now at his foe-'
ii. in's face, now nt his throat, now nt his
i le-M, still slabbing and thrusting
to pass the line of steel which
covered him. et bis experienced
forman knew well that such efforts
I'nild not be long sustained. Let
him relax for one instant and bis death
blow lu.d come. Kela.x he must! Flesh
and blood could not stand the strain.
Already the ilirusts were es4 fierce, the
foot leys ready, although there was no
abatement of the spirit in the steady pray
eyes. I ranter, cunning ami wary irom
jiars of lighting, knew that bis chance
bad come. lie brushed aside the frail
weaxni which was opposed to hltn,
whirled up his great blade, sprang back
to get the fairer sweep and vanished
into the waters of the Garonne.
So intent hid the squires, both com
batants and spectators, been on the mat
ter in hand, that nil thought of the steep
lank and swift, still stream had gone
from their minds. Tranter's last spring,
carried hiiu clear of tuts eduo, and be
WELCOME IS HIS EYES.
found himself in an instant eight, feet
deep in the ice cold stream. Once and
twice his gasping face and clutching
fingers broke up through the green water,
sweeping outward in the swirl of the
current. Alleyne had dropped his shat
tered sword nud was standing, trembling
in every limb, with his rage all changed
in an inslant to pily. For the third
time the drowning man came to the sur
face, his eyes turned in despair to the
shore. In nn instant Alleyne, loo, was
in the Garonne, striking out with power
ful strokes for his late fociimu.
Yet the current was swift and strong,
and, good swimmer as he was, it was no
easy tusk which Alleyne had set himself.
To clutch at Tranter and to seize him by
the hair was the work of a few seconds,
but to hold bis head above water and to
make their way out of the current was
another mailer. Then nt last, amid a
shout of Joy and praise from the bank,
they slowly drew clear into more stag
nant water, nt the instant that a rope,
made of a dozen swordbelts linked to
gether bv the buckles, was thrown by
Ford Into their hands. Three pulls from
eager arms, and the two combatants,
dripping and pale, were dragged up the
bank, and lay punting upon the grass.
John Tranter was the first to come to
himself, for. h had done nothing during
the fierce battle with the current. He
stapeered to his feet and looked down up
on his rescuer, who had raised himself
upon his elbow, and was smiling falnllv
t the bnzi of congratulations and of
praise which broka from tha squires
"1 am much beholden to you, air," aaid
Tranter, though In no very friendly Voice,
"Certes, 1 should have been lu the river
now but for you."
"I ask no thanks," Alleyne answered
shortly. "Give me your hand to rise,
"The river has lieen my enemy," said
Tranter, "but It liatu been a good friend
to you, for it hnth saved your life tins
"That is as It may be," returned Al
"Alas, for my poor aword. which lies
nt tbo Isiltotii oi the GiiruniicT said
"Here Is your pourpolnt, Edricson,"
cried Norbury. "Throw it over your
MiouiuerH, i mu you may nave at least
one dry garment."
"And now away back to the abltey,"
"tine moment, sirs!" cried Alleyne,
who was leaning on Ford's shoulder, with
the broken sword, which he had picked
up, si ill clutched m Ins right hand. .M v
ears may Is somewhat dulled by the
water, but I have not yet heard this
gentleman crave pardon lor the insult
which he put iiMin me in the hall."
"What ! do you still pursue Ihn quar
rel?" asked Tranter.
"And why not, sir? I am slow to take
up such things, but once stout I shall
follow it while I have life or breath."
"Ma fol! you have not too much of
either, for you are as white as marble,"
saiil IJariiunb bluntly. "lct it drop, sir
for you have come very well out of It."
"Nay," said Alleyne, "this quarrel is
none of my making, but. now I am here,
I swear that I shall never leave this etstt
until I have that which 1 have come for:
so nsk my pardon, sir, or chooso another
glaive and to it again."
The young squire wss deadly while
from bis exertions, both on the land and
in the water. Soaking and stained, willi
a smear of blood on bis white shoulder,
and another on his brow, there wss still
in his whole pose and set fai-e the stamp
of an Inflexible resolution. His opwn-
ent s duller and more material mind
quailed lefore the fire and intensity of a
higher spiritual nature.
"I had not thought that vnu had taken
it so amiss." said he awkwardly. "It
was but such a jest as we play upon each
other, and. if yon must have it so, I am
sorry for it."
"Then I am sorry too," quoth Alleyne
warmly, "and here is my hand iisvn II."
"And the none-meat horn has blown
three limes," quoth llarcomh. By my
troth! Master Ford, your friend here is
in need of a cup of wine, for he hath
drunk deeply of Garonne water. I had
not thought from his fair fni-n that he
had stood to this matter so shrewdly."
"Faith," said Ford, "this air of Bor
deaux bath turned our turtle-dove Into a
game-cock. A milder or morn courteous
youth never came out of Hampshire.
"His master also, ns I understand. Is
a verv gentle and courteous gentleman.
icmnrked llarcomh: "vet I do not think
that they are either of them men with
whom it is very iwife to Irille."
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bur Ina rrnoannl anlu-lit. Ilnrilli- John la nturh aatrd
at lila artairr-nt IkmIiI, waakliraa h-it UM-kt jr cliai-alra)
lea mini! a-ha-nth-v haa an a'liittira with a titia-a
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DIPLOMAT'S WIFE UKMMS'e.
Ambitious American Woman lntrr
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