Man of War – Excerpt No. 41

“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.

Picture of a noble man kneeling and kissing the ring of a catholic bishop who is standing. Clothes and style appropriate for the 16th century.

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