Chapter 24 Summary

Rebecca is placed is a small turret room high in one of the castle's towers. A hideous old woman occupies the room already and refuses to be expelled until she finishes her spinning. Front-de-Beouf's servants fear their master but are unwilling to forcibly remove her. They leave her alone with Rebecca, and when they are gone, she proceeds to guess at the game they are playing with the beautiful Jew, who begs to know whether she will be killed. The old woman scoffs at the idea. Instead, she predicts such usage of Rebecca as was "once thought good enough for a noble Saxon maiden."

The name of the old woman is Urfried, and she says that she was once young and "twice as fair" as Rebecca. She says that the castle had been...

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