By Ellis Peters
The formidable head of Shrewsbury Abbey desires to gather Saint Winifred's sacred is still for his Benedictine order. And whilst the consequent controversy results in homicide, Brother Cadfael investigates.
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Richard rides him like a badly-balanced woolsack. ” Father Huw’s plans for them, it seemed, involved two of the nearer and more prosperous members of his flock, but even so, in the scattered Welsh way, their houses were dispersed in valley and forest. “I shall give up my own house to the prior and sub-prior, of course,” he said, “and sleep in the loft above my cow. For the beasts, my grazing here is too small, and I have no stable, but Bened the smith has a good paddock above the water-meadows, and stabling with a loft, if this young brother will not mind being lodged the better part of a mite from his fellows.
Agreed the abbot heartily. “It would be ill-done to distract his mind from his great purpose at this stage. I should say no word to him of the reason for adding this young man to the party. ” “Yet, Father, we were not all cut out to be ploughmen. ” said the abbot, and warily smiled, pondering the recurring but often forgotten riddle of Brother Cadfael himself. “I have wondered, I confess… But never mind! ” Chapter Two PRIOR ROBERT’S FINE, FROSTY FACE MOMENTARILY REGISTERED DISPLEASURE AND SUSPICION when he heard how his delegation was to be augmented.
He is close to me, and I would that he might find his true way, for if he finds it he will not forsake it. But it may not be with us. ” Abbot Heribert looked faintly dismayed and apprehensive, but not unsympathetic. Perhaps he remembered long-ago days when his own vocation had suffered periods of storm. “I should be sorry,” he said, “to refuse a choice to any man who may be better fitted to serve God elsewhere. Which of us can say he has never looked over his shoulder? ” “No, Father,” said Brother Cadfael virtuously.
A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael Mystery #1) by Ellis Peters