Chapter 57 Summary
Crispin can hardly believe that he has won. Unwilling to trust Aycliffe, Crispin keeps his dagger pointed at the man's back as the two of them walk through the palace together. Inwardly, Crispin reflects that his current strategy may not succeed. He promises himself that if his cross does not save Bear, he will try the dagger instead.
On the way to the dungeons, Crispin and Aycliffe pass through a well-stocked pantry, a room hung with tapestries, and a group of servants sleeping on the floor. Although curious about the wealthy household and its many occupants, Crispin forces himself to keep his attention on Aycliffe and the dagger.
The air gets cold and damp as Crispin and Aycliffe descend the dungeon...
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