Cue for Treason

By Geoffrey Trease

Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg unearths himself at the incorrect aspect of the legislations. at the run to London he meets equipment and the 2 choose to stick jointly. yet an opportunity discovery endangers their lives and shortly Peter is deep in murderous plots, secrets and techniques or even treason. Set within the turbulent days of Elizabeth I, this vintage tale of possibility and intrigue evokes a global of puzzle, twists and turns and exciting motion.

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I knew he’d realize me without delay if he observed me dressed as a woman. ’ ‘What’s his identify? ’ requested Shakespeare. ‘I understand! ’ I cried, seeing sunlight all at once. ‘Sir Philip Morton! ’ eleven. the home of the Yellow Gentleman It used to be solid to have comprehensive with secrets and techniques, at any price among equipment and me and our pal. whilst equipment heard the whole tale of my very own dealings with Sir Philip, she used to be filled with apologies for sending me into the chance she had refrained from herself. yet, as I mentioned, the instances have been various. I, as Juliet seemed totally in contrast to myself. package, within the similar gown, regarded way more like Katharine Russell than ever she did in her daily conceal as a boy. ‘The man’s a brute,’ she stated viciously. ‘He doesn’t care twopence approximately me, fairly – treats me as a toddler. All he desires to do is to put arms on my property. That’s why he attempted to mend up a proper public engagement prior to i used to be the right age to gain how severe all of it was once. He idea I wouldn’t dare holiday it off, and shortly as i used to be fifteen or so he’d marry me and take every thing. ’ ‘What used to be your mum or dad taking into consideration? ’ requested Shakespeare. She shrugged her shoulders. ‘I don’t comprehend. Mr Norman was once so great; he used to be Dad’s ally. yet considering that he received in with Sir Philip …’ She paused, and truly shivered. ‘Sir Philip’s queer. He turns out to have an influence over humans. He’s the one guy I’ve ever met who quite scares me. ’ Shakespeare notion for a second, stroking his tiny pointed beard. ‘I’ll communicate to the doorman,’ he acknowledged at size. ‘If Sir Philip involves the theatre back, you’ll get notice instantly and also you won’t cross on. It’s a confounded nuisance, yet it’s greater than wasting you solely. ’ ‘What approximately Mr Burbage? ’ ‘I’ll converse to him, too. No, I won’t inform him approximately you, my expensive; that’s a mystery most sensible locked in our bosoms. yet I’ll give some thought to whatever. ’ He chuckled. ‘They all make enjoyable of me, you recognize, simply because I by no means invent my very own tales for my performs. yet I’ll cook dinner up a few story, by no means you worry. ’ fortunately, our anxiousness used to be quickly got rid of, for 2 days later we heard that Sir Philip had left his accommodations for Cumberland, and it was once not really that he could make the lengthy trip back for plenty of an afternoon. i believe that, a lot as he beloved London existence, he wasn’t too well-liked by the outdated Queen and didn't stream in court docket circles. He wasn’t a guy who may possibly undergo to play moment mess around to somebody, so for the main half he hottest to busy himself in Cumberland, the place he definitely had lots to do, what with stealing universal lands, scheming to marry heiresses, and practicing much more bold villainies which at the moment we didn’t suspect. It used to be nice to grasp that he used to be thoroughly begun at the lengthy northward highway. We didn’t become aware of how quickly his shadow was once to fall throughout our course back … package performed Juliet ultimately. town went mad over her – as we’d recognized they'd. Even Burbage, as Romeo, used to be particularly eclipsed, yet he used to be too nice a participant to be jealous. That evening he and Shakespeare took us out to supper at a tavern, and we ate until eventually it was once a ask yourself our skins didn’t cut up like sausages.

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