Cadfael

One Corpse Too Many Brother Cadfael is the main fictional character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name "Ellis Peters". The character of Cadfael himself is a Welsh Benedictine monk living at the Abbey of …






Lazarus the Leper:
Take me one step further, Brother, and tell me his name.

Brother Cadfael:
It was you... Guimar de Massard.

Lazarus the Leper:
Should I know that name?

Brother Cadfael:
My Lord de Massard, I was present at the fall of Jerusalem, twenty years ago, I saw you breach the gate. I was at Ascalon too, against the Fatimids of Egypt. Why, after that, did you let yourself be given up for dead?

Lazarus the Leper:
[chuckles] Brother, I think you ask what you already know. The Fatimids have excellent physicians, wiser than any here. They recognized the first bitter signs. I had to protect my wife and my son from contagion. I went to live in a hermitage, and sent my sword and my shield back.

Brother Cadfael:
Iveta treasures them.

Lazarus the Leper:
I returned, when I heard that my son had died, leaving behind an orphaned child. My granddaughter, Iveta. I wanted to see her enjoy her fortune. Instead, I found that Picard was ruining her life! So I ended his.

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