Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book 1 Chapter 8

Chapter VIII The Road to Leon   “Stop whining,” Carlos told his younger brother, Francisco. “But how long to Leon?”  The boy asked pitifully.  “Aren’t we there yet?” “A little further, Francisco,” Rodrigo said.  He enjoyed the company of the … Continue reading

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The Cid Book 1 Chapter 7

  Chapter VII The Lady Knows Her Fists   “There was trouble in Bivar over taxes,” Buega snorted in mirth.  “How does this not surprise me?  At tax day?” Don Diego had met with the bishop alone in an antechamber … Continue reading

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The Cid Book 1 Chapter 6

Chapter VI The Bishop from Burgos   Domingo deSoto and his people didn’t tarry at the house of the Lord of Bivar after their meeting.  Pancho Bruno had asked that they wait for Don Diego to return from his leisure … Continue reading

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The Cid Book 1 Chapter 4

  Chapter V The Petition   The millers petitioned Don Diego immediately.  They had come by leave to the villa three days after Rodrigo’s visit, fear and desperation riding with them.  They were well-dressed, as wealthy men of power should … Continue reading

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