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Gathering of Brother Hilarius - Michael Fairless

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The Gathering of Brother Hilarius by Michael Fairless

THE GATHERING OF BROTHER HILARIUS


PART I - THE SEED

CHAPTER I - BLIND EYES IN THE FOREST



HILARIUS stood at the Monastery gate, looking away down the smooth,
well-kept road to the highway beyond.  It lay quiet and serene in
the June sunshine, the white way to the outer world, and not even a
dust cloud on the horizon promised the approach of the train of
sumpter mules laden with meats for the bellies and cloth for the
backs of the good Brethren within.  The Cellarer lacked wine, the
drug stores in the farmery were running low; last, but not least,
the Precentor had bespoken precious colours, rich gold, costly
vellum, and on these the thoughts of Hilarius tarried with anxious
expectation.

On his left lay the forest, home of his longing imaginings.  The
Monastery wall crept up one side of it, and over the top the great
trees peered and beckoned with their tossing, feathery branches.
Twice had Hilarius walked there, attending the Prior as he paced
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