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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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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.

It seemed he had got his convoy where he wished to bring it, but now he had not the strength to transfer his companion's weight while he dismounted. The porter, without asking questions, went round to the other side of the anxious horses, and hoisted the unconscious boy gently out of his saddle, gathering him into his arms like a baby. Through the tunic and shirt and the stiffened cloth beneath he felt and knew the harsh encrustations of dried blood. "Wait but a moment, lad," he said to the other, who was trying with stiff, painful movements to free his feet from the stirrups.

Long ago he had remembered and kept to himself the blessed chance that the horses were still in the paddock at the mill. They were his, not his father's, both the grey he rode himself and the cob he had provided for Adam, and they would be fresh and ready for exercise. He pushed the door to after him, and eased the great latch soundlessly into place. The peg—Matthew Smith had never realised what manner of illicit tool he was providing—he drew out and pocketed, for the sight of it protruding would have been enough to launch the hounds after him, and how did he know the watchman had not been given orders to keep an eye on his room?

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