Brother Cadfael, a Crusader-turned-Benedictine-monk, is among those who tend to the bodies of an executed garrison. But when he finds one more body than should be there, he winds up in a mystery involving an heiress masquerading as a boy and two knights campaigning for the same maiden. Written by
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There is an aerial shot that shows the corpses of the garrison hanged by King Stephen, followed by Brother Cadfael's counting them by tens: "seventy... eighty... ninety... five?" In the aerial shot, there are only eighty-five corpses. See more
[before the trial-by-combat begins
I knew you wouldn't fail me.
Now see that *you* don't fail *me*.
No dread. I shall never be readier, and your arm will be seconding mine.
Yes, at every stroke.