Chapter 28 Summary

The reader is taken back to the tournament at Ashby, as Wilfrid lies in a swoon bleeding to death. Rebecca overcomes her father's well-founded doubts and orders Ivanhoe to be taken up in her own litter and carried to the house where she and Isaac are staying. Rebecca rides a palfrey, over her father's objections, and is therefore exposed to the stares of the crowd. Sir Brian sees Rebecca and admires her beauty so much that when she later becomes De Bracy's captive, he resolves to take her for a prize of his own.

Rebecca is a practitioner of the medieval healing arts, some of which are specialties of the Jews. She is an especially talented doctor and was mentored by a famous woman who passed on to Rebecca her own...

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