At the celebration following the wedding ceremony

At the celebration following the wedding ceremony - At the...

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Unformatted text preview: At the celebration following the wedding ceremony, the evil conspirators of the Sultan's mother sweep down on the Christians and kill them all, including the young Sultan. Lady Constance escapes death and is placed on a well-provisioned ship and cast upon the sea. After "a year and a day" of roaming the sea, the ship lands in the northern isle of Northumberland, where a constable and his wife find Constance and take her in. Because Northumberland is a pagan land, Constance keeps her faith a secret. Soon, however, the constable's wife, Hermengild, becomes a Christian, and, when the constable observes Hermengild and Constance performing a miracle, he becomes a Christian. 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 the knight slits Hermengild's throat and leaves the murder weapon in Constance's bed....
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