A man, dissatisfied with his step-sons life choices, decides to leave his manor to Shrewsbury Abbey. When the man ends up poisoned after eating food sent from the abbey, the step-son becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Cadfael doubts the quick assumption, sets out to find the actions and motives behind the crime, and in the process may help to redeem himself for a promise long unfulfilled. Written by
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[Hugh Beringar has been defending Cadfael's actions
My lord Beringar, it is not your place to intefere in the business of this Abbey!
And it is not *your* place, Brother Prior, to speak to guests of this House in such a way! Furthermore, it is not your place to say who is fit to serve this House... but *mine*.