A monk who cherishes a secret passion for a young lady, sees her receive an admirer in secret, and tells her father. The father declares that he will place the girl in a convent. This is just what the crafty priest wants, and he soon has everything in readiness to carry out the parent's wishes. The next time the lover calls upon the lady he is surprised and captured by a band of armed men, who take him to a dungeon. Before the day arrives on which she is to take the veil, the girl finds a means of conveying to her lover a file and a note telling him of her impending fate. He manages to get away, but powerless to take effective action unaided, the young man appeals to a powerful prince, who listens kindly to his story, and promises assistance. On the night before her admission to the convent, the wicked priest visits the girl. The girl, for lack of any other weapon, attacks her persecutor with a crucifix. He calls in the prioress and accuses the girl of blasphemy. A hasty trial is ...
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