martedì 3 marzo 2015

Teaser Tuesday #112

Ed ecco di nuovo la rubrica settimanale Teaser Tuesday, creata dal blog Should Be Reading, che si divide in poche, semplici fasi:
1_ prendi il libro che stai leggendo
2_ apri una pagina a caso
3_ scrivi un breve brano (stando attenti a non spoilerare)
4_ scrivi titolo e autore

"How... " faltered Elizabeth, "How were they put to death?"
Kat had been building up to this moment. It was better, she had reasoned, that Elizabeth learn this from her than from someone who believed in Anne Boleyn's guilt.
"Their heads were cut off with a sword as, one by one, they were made to kneel."
"That's horrible," said the child.
"Ah, but I expect they didn't feel a thing. It would have been very quick," Kat reassured her.
Elizabeth turned a tragic face upward to look at her governess. Kat stroked her hair and gazed into the girl's dark eyes.
"Is that... is that what they did to my mother?" Elizabeth asked.
"It was, child." Kat said, still stroking her hair. "Poor soul, she died very bravely. And she could have suffered no pain, for it was all over in a trice.
Elizabeth was silent again.
"She did bad things," she muttered in a low voice.
"No, she did not!" Kat said firmly. "It was said that she had been unfaithful to the King, and that she had plotted to kill him. But I am sure those accusations were made up by her enemies in order to get rid of her, and that they made such a clever case against her that your father the King believed it."
"Who were they?" Elizabeth asked.
 - The Lady Elizabeth, Alison Weir

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