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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades

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BLOSS C.A.
Heroines of the Crusades
page 429



Meanwhile, the innocent cause of the catastrophe crept shivering to the feet of the queen, who compassionately or-dered one of the attendants to carry it forward ; and thus while the shades of evening stretched over the landscape, the saddened party re-entered the streets of Burgos. In the general confusion the strange deliverer had disappeared, and no one knew the direction he had taken ; but the ladies had not been so much occupied with their anxiety, that they had failed to mark his noble figure and princely bear-ing ; and Eleanora remembered that his face was one of pe-culiar beauty, though marked by a scar, conspicuous upon the right cheek. • CHAPTER XV. FREDERIC THE BITTEN. THE slight illness that followed the accident which had eo nearly proved fatal to the young Jewess, was attended by no dangerous symptoms, and the maidens amused her convalescence with conjectures concerning her mysterious deliverer. Their pleasantries acquired new zest, when they discovered that a rosy blush, no less than an evasive reply, answered their reiterated prediction that the stranger would one day return, no longer a simple knight, but a noble lord, or powerful prince, and claim the fair hand on which he imprinted his parting kiss. Thns the weeks wore away, and the affair at length ceased to be the engrossing topic of conversation : the inhabitants of the palace resumed their accustomed employments, and indulged in their usual ram-bles. Eleanora received frequent despatches of the most satis-factory character from her husband. The Christian arms had been everywhere successful against the Moors, and the King of Arragon had added to his former conquests, Ma-jorca and Valencia, together with numerous castles and ELEANORA. 445


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