I owe you my life. Do with me what you will...but allow me to serve you. The
fairest lady may
have a faithful dog"
Gauthier the Norman, to Catherine Chapter One
"Can you hide
me and my two servants? I am hunted,
cornered...and I am pregnant. And can you
help me find Xaintrailles or La Hire?...assuming that they are not in prison too"
Catherine to Jacques Coeur Chapter Seven
"Od's Blood! That's good news! A little Montsalvy! We'll have a great baby
and I'll be godfather...you owe me that Catherine."
Jean de Xaintrailles to Catherine Chapter Seven
" I am a Montsalvy and my patents of nobility give me the right to speak to
the King, when I want
without seeking an audience."
Arnaud de Montsalvy to Jean de Xaintrailles
"Remember, in the hours of pain and sorrow, which still await you, the old
pilgrim from Compostela
and to whom you brought help, and who will pray for you..remember Barnaby...
Blind Pilgrim to Catherine and Arnaud Chapter Ten
"My heart is full of love and gentleness, the ice is like a flowering mead
and all the snow is green...
Arnaud de Montsalvy, singing to Catherine Chapter Ten
"Why so sad, Catherine? Our home is destroyed, but the family is intact.
We have shelter...and I love you!
Smile at me, my heart. When you are sad, the whole world is dark.
Arnaud de Montsalvy to Catherine his wife Chapter Eleven
"I would recommend you to use other terms when you speak of my wife. And I
expect you to rembember
this: you are my mother and I respect you and I love you, but she is my wife,
flesh of my flesh, the
breath of life to me and nothing, no one, will make me give her up."
Arnaud de Montsalvy to Isabelle de Montsalvy his mother Chapter Twelve
"Sir Count! I owe you more than my life, since I owe you also that of my
beloved husband. I will not forget
and, for these great gifts, I give you thanks. May I add, that I would love to
know who you are?"
Catherine de Montsalvy to Bernard d'Armagnac Chapter Twelve
"Little one, you'll always need more courage. More, perhaps than you know,
but you will not fail,
because you are his wife."
Sara to Catherine de Montsalvy Chapter Thirteen
"To the wife of a dear friend, to one who bas been entrusted to my
keeping, and is dearer to me
than my own kith and kin. Even if it brings down your anger upon me I cannot
forgo the duty
Montsalvy laid upon me or break my word. You see your husband is my
Sir Hugh Alan Kennedy to Catherine de Montsalvy Chapter Fifteen
"Michel remains with you...and I...if you want me. I do not know how to say
these things, and I know
that you have never loved me. However, I am ready to give you all the respect
I can no longer give to him...
Catherine de Montsalvy to Isabelle de Montsalvy her mother-in-law Chapter Fifteen