A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

Set within the yr of Our Lord 1120, 3 stories of intrigue and treachery, that includes the chain of occasions that led one-time crusader Cadfael into the Benedictine Order.

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Not only was he forgiven for having flogged the inspector, but he was promoted to deputy magistrate of Xiami and made judicial officer of Gaotang. Gongsun Zan added his praise of Xuande's former service; on his recommendation Xuande was made an auxiliary corps commanding officer and assigned to Pingyuan county as magistrate. At Pingyuan, Xuande had considerable resources and manpower at his disposal and was able to reestablish the atmosphere of former days. Liu Yu, for his great service in quelling the bandits, was made grand commandant.

Sand a n d stone lay still. Seeing his craft u n d o n e , Bao retreated quickly, b u t L o r d G u a n came forth o n his left a n d Z h a n g Fei o n his right, while X u a n d e a n d Z h u j u n raced u p b e h i n d . Between these converging forces t h e rebels were crushed. X u a n d e spotted Bao's "General of the Earth" b a n n e r some distance away a n d gave chase. Bao r o d e frantically for the brush, b u t X u a n d e shot an arrow t h r o u g h his left arm. T h e w o u n d e d rebel sought shelter in t h e city of Yang, to which Z h u j u n at o n c e lay siege.

Forever and ever he's won the name Of a man of iron will. Thereafter a r m e d guards constantly a t t e n d e d D o n g Z h u o . At this time Yuan Shao was governor of Bohai. I n f o r m e d of D o n g Z h u o ' s abuses, h e wrote secretly to Minister of the Interior Wang Yun: This traitor wronged Heaven itself when he dethroned the Emperor, more than one can bear to say. Yet you have indulged his outrageous conduct as if you have heard nothing. Does this befit a subject who owes the dynasty his utmost loyalty?

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