" ...... and so to end with, the Duke has now told you,his loyal subjects, of the change of decision by the Holy Father and asks for your continuing service ,prayers and loyalty. God save the Duke!"
The herald closes the door and descends the tower. Even through the walls of cold and ancient stone the crowds cheers of "Long live the Duke-God preserve him!" can be heard resounding across the square.
In the Palace the Duke and Duchess hear the sound, moving them to tears of joy and sorrow....
There will be no arguing against the decsion,no bitterness, nothing but a facing of a different tomorrow than might have been.
I hope that this doesn't presage the doom of Tradgardland.ReplyDelete