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It was only when the torches of Leofric’s men illuminated the frightened faces of the assasins that the mayhem began. The initial surprise and the dark of the night aided the escape of the assailants. Although the first two out of the cottage were cut down in a flurry of blows as the men of Bourne surrounded them, the other three – including their leader – dashed out of the doorway in the confusion and disappeared into the night. When Leofric entered the cottage, he found Gythin shockingly mutilated.
Leo responded meekly, but with a firm resolve not to place one of his flock in danger. ’ ‘I didn’t say that, sire. ’ ‘Wisdom, Father Leo,’ John Comnenus interrupted in a gentle tone, sensing his friend’s irritation and Leo’s discomfort. ‘My father says I have all the qualities to follow him, except wisdom. He isn’t much longer for this life and he grows anxious. My sister, Anna, is very shrewd; she plots against me and has powerful friends and an ambitious husband. My father doubts that I have the wisdom to deal with her.
He heard the blether and rush of its brooks and rivers and the din of birdsong and insect life. It had been a much-troubled land but, in his mind’s eye, it seemed timelessly peaceful. ’ Leo’s question broke the spell of the old man’s reminiscences of home. ‘It’s called the Talisman of Truth and is said to be as old as time. I first saw it nearly three score years ago. ’ ‘Maybe it is. ’ ‘A prince who will soon be an emperor has travelled here with this Talisman. ’ As the Northerner got to his feet, Leo noticed the pain on his face.