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And do I bow to the master first, and then the mistress, or the other way round?
Oh Lord, you should have got a bouquet, not a wreath; she won't be able to wear
it." "Why shouldn't she wear it?" the slave replied imperturbably. "She'll be
wearing the diadem." The slave gave a superior smile. "Not at a private dinner. I
will bring you to the door of the dining hall, where the master and mistress will be
standing to receive their guests. When I stop, you should make the prostration to
"Mistress, I am entirely certain of your innocence, and deeply concerned to do all
I can to heal this breach between you and my master." "I believe you," said
Theodora, but her teeth were clenched and her eyes hot under contracted brows.
"Immortal God! Why on earth has he suddenly started listening to stories? What
was the story he heard?" Narses stared for a moment at her bare feet, which were
hooked about the ivory legs of the chair. "I think it would be unwise for me to
repeat it, ...
Of course. He touched Maleka's sides and rode forward, into the third side street.
The iron gates had not been damaged by the fire, and he knocked on them firmly.
After a moment the porter, Onesimos, stuck his head out the window. "It's you!" he
said in a surprised tone. Then, "I mean, it's Your Honor." "Is your mistress in?"
asked John, and the porter nodded, flustered. "I'll get the gates open, sir . . . there
we are. I'll take the horse. Is the mistress expecting you?" "No. No, I was out riding
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The bearkeeper's daughterUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Bradshaw's growing renown as a historical novelist should be enhanced by this story, set in Constantinople. To the recorded facts about Justinian I and his empress Theodora, Bradshaw adds an ... Read full review