This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: A young knight sees Constance and is filled with lustful desires. Spurned and manipulated by Satan, the knight slits Hermengild's throat and leaves the murder weapon in Constance's bed. The constable takes Constance before the king, Alla, who rules with a wise and firm hand. The king sentences Constance to death but makes the knight swear on holy books that she is guilty. The moment the knight swears to her guilt, he is stricken dead, and a voice saying that the king has unjustly judged a disciple of Christ is heard. Awe-stricken, the pagans convert to Christianity. Soon, King Alla and Constance fall in love and are married. While the king is away at war, Constance gives birth to a beautiful son. But the king's mother, Donegild, an evil and vicious woman, intercepts and replaces the message bearing the happy news with letters of her own, saying that the king's son was born deformed. In his response, happy news with letters of her own, saying that the king's son was born deformed....
View Full Document
- Fall '11