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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 ...
"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.
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?
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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