By Edith Pargeter, aka Ellis Peters, Edith Pargeter
A trilogy of novels set in twelfth-century England and Wales-- The Heaven Tree, the fairway department, and The Scarlet Seed --chronicles the adventures of grasp stone carver Harry Talvace; Ralf Isambard, Lord of Parfois; and their sons. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
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A trilogy of novels set in twelfth-century England and Wales-- The Heaven Tree, the golf green department, and The Scarlet Seed --chronicles the adventures of grasp stone carver Harry Talvace; Ralf Isambard, Lord of Parfois; and their sons. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
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By the complete stillness about it he was encouraged to believe that his mother had been right, and the captive was unguarded. No one, least of all Adam himself, had considered the possibility of rescue. He braced his shoulder under the heavy oak bar that bolted the door, and drew it cautiously back in its socket, and pulling the door open slid inside, and pulled it to again behind him. " he whispered, standing quite still until his eyes should have accustomed themselves to the darkness. A sharp rustle of straw answered him, and that was all.
He pressed his face into the pillow, and fought back the tears which might have disarmed his father had he shed them for himself. She stooped and kissed him on the ear, and he turned towards her, and wound one arm about her neck, drawing her down to him. "There, there, Harry, it will pass! " He turned on his side, and held her tightly with both arms. "Yes, it will! " It cost him an effort to hold back the tears. " "No, Mother, you must rest, too. " "I won't say a word amiss to him, Mother. " He was crying now; he wished she would go, and yet he could not bear to let her go.
Three carts stood waiting now, the first already loaded and tied down with a coarse cloth coated with pitch for protection against rain. The third was covered with an awning of the same cloth, and had at the front a cushioned seat prepared. The awning was merely a span from side to side of the wain, stretched upon wooden struts, open at front and back. The cart was agreeably deep, and if the load was cloth it would be reasonably soft lying. His eyes began to brighten, and shone with flecks of gold.
The Heaven Tree Trilogy by Edith Pargeter, aka Ellis Peters, Edith Pargeter