â€˜That I sought to betray the lady Veranilda into the hands of the Greeks.â€™
When Aurelia entered the room again, she walked as though absorbed in thought.
The look which accompanied these words was the first hint to Marcian that he might speak in confidence. He inquired whether the Pope, as was reported, would shortly sail for Constantinople.
â€˜What makes you so wan?â€™ asked Basil, peering into his eyes.