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CHAPTER TWO

she laughed softly; then with a quickness he had not anticipated she dismounted from her horse's back.
She was dressed for riding like a boy, in a doublet, short breeches, and long brown boots fitting close to the legs and reaching up to her thighs. Her cheeks were flushed, her eyes sparkling, and her hair was like a fiery halo above her white forehead.
" Come," she said gaily, "I will show you a wild ducks' nest. The chicks have just hatched out. Everything is very early this year, but that is to be expected."
" Why, in particular?" Rodney asked.
" Surely you know the prophecies that this year of 1588 is to be a year of wonders ! Old Amos, who will be ninety next birthday, says local people have talked of it since he was a boy, and Widow Bellew, who lives in a cottage on the other side of the wood and who everyone says is a witch, prophesies that great marvels will come to pass and England will prove herself the greatest country in the world."
" Let us pray such tales come true," Rodney said, and he was not laughing, for like all seafaring men he was incurably superstitious.
" They say, too, that Her Majesty's astrologer, Dr. Dee, has told of these things to the Queen's Grace," Lizbeth went on.
They had reached the edge of the lake by now and she pulled back some rushes to point to the wild ducks' nest of which she had spoken. There were a dozen chicks, brighteyed and open-beaked precariously near the water's edge.
" Are thev not sweet?" Lizbeth asked.
But Rodney was thinking of something else. He was wondering how the prophecies of which Lizbeth had spoken would affect him personally. He had known, when he sailed with Drake, how tremendously luck, either good or bad, could affect a ship's company; how fanatically the men believed in good omens ; how even the strongest of them shivered at the thought of witchcraft. He had half a mind to ask Elizabeth where this woman who was reported to be a witch lived, and then, as he thought of it, she turned from contemplation of the wild ducks' nest to look straight into his face.
She was much smaller than he was so that she must look

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