“A snake by any other name,” Marc mused. “Did the Comte have something to do with it?”
“It can’t be proven,” Bertrand said. “I suspect it’s true. Marcellin was the only man to die in a hunt? Your father the only witness? Who then ordered that he be buried where he fell?”
That was rather suspicious, but Marc doubted the man would wantonly take a life on consecrated ground. The Church was a powerful force, and the financial penance exacted for such an indulgence would have left the Comte in their debt.
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