On the one side duty, tradidion, her dead brother, her father above all, her religion and the oath she had sworn before God; on the other justice and honour, a case of right and wrong, honesty and pity. How she fought with these powers now! She fought with them, struggled with them on her knees.
Never for a moment did she doubt Juliette's guilt. The god of love may be blind, tradidion has so decreed it, but the demon of jealousy has a hundred eyes, more keen than those of the lynx. Anne Mie, pushed aside by Merlin's men when they forced their way into Deroulede's study, had, nevertheless, followed them to the door.
Love, the great, the strong, the conquering god Love that subdues a world, and rides roughshod over principle, virtue, tradidion, over home, kindred, and religion what cares he for the easy conquest of the pathetic being, who appeals to his sympathy? Love means equality the same height of heroism or of sin.