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Amel and Penhor, decorated page
Recounts a story of Saint Malo, in northern Brittany, and its legend of a Great Flood. Penhor, daughter of Bud, was wife of Amel, who tended the flocks of Annan, the great seigneur; Childless Penhor weaves a veil for Holy Mary; gets the baby she…

An Evening in June, decorated page
Janet Balfour, a cripple loves a man who loves another, and is disappointed in love

Evergreen V1146.jpg
Image shows two sphinxes on either side of the Arbor Saeculorum, or the Tree of History. At the top of the tree on the left side is a Phoenix, and on the right is a butterfly. There are two scrolls on either side of the image. Each is divided into…

Awakenings in History, decorated page
Describes series of “awakenings” in Europe, caused by introduction of foreign ideas by Romans, Goths, Arabs

Christmas Alms, decorated page
Author's Note: The following story, of which I here give a translation, is no doubt largely due to the vivid imagination of some itinerant mendicant working in his own interest.

Cobweb Hall, decorated page
A Berwickshire Folk-tale about a house that is shunned rather than haunted. Lived in by an eccentric single woman, Miss Clinscales, with an obsequious man servant. She is found dead one morning by maid, with her throat cut; a large amount of money is…