Story, Part 2
goodness, things couldn't have possibly gotten worse after that curse.
I don't know about you, but after all that has happened to me, I believe
going home after the Duke's party. On the way, I met a strange man.
He told me that if I ever wanted to have anyone killed, he could help
me. I don't know why he would ask me that, but I asked for his name
I got home, my daughter greeted me. She was the only joy I had left
in my life. Her name was Gilda. Her mother had died many years ago,
and I left her in the country with a nurse to look after her. I didn't
want to bring her to this terrible city. But now she was old enough
to come and live with me. I made her promise never to leave my house.
She said she would obey me. I was happy and I went to bed.
did I know that whenever I went away, a man would visit her. The man
told her that he was a poor student, but really he was the Duke. My
daughter was pretty and the Duke had fallen in love with her. He would
come to visit her every night. He even came that night, while I was
that night I heard noises in the street. I went outside to check on
things. There were some of the members of the Duke's court. They told
me that they wanted me to help them play a trick on someone. They
blindfolded me and said that we were going to kidnap the wife of one
of my enemies. I thought that was a good idea and let them blindfold
me. I should have known better. As they came out of the house with
a woman, I heard her scream. It was my own daughter.
to the Duke's palace as fast as I could. At first I couldn't find
my daughter anywhere. But soon she came running towards me, crying.
The men had treated her very badly, and the Duke also hurt her. She
felt broken-hearted. Everything that she had believed was a lie. I
knew at that moment that I had to take my revenge.
into action. I was too crippled to fight the Duke myself, so I found
the mysterious man and hired him to assassinate the Duke. The man
and his sister would lure the Duke to a secluded tavern and then kill
him. I thought the plan was perfect. I followed the Duke to the tavern
and heard him singing his silly songs. My revenge was almost complete.
count on two things. First, my daughter was still in love with the
Duke, despite everything. She followed him out to the tavern and was
watching everything through a window.
didn't count on the Assassin' s sister. She also fell in love with
the Duke and persuaded her brother to find someone else to kill, instead.
They decided that the next person who knocked on the door of the tavern
would be the one that they would kill.
a huge storm, I knocked on the door of the tavern, sure that my plan
had worked. The Assassin brought out a body to me, wrapped in a blanket,
and asked me to dump it in the lake. As I was about to do what he
said, I heard a sound that made my blood run cold. I heard the Duke's
voice singing that stupid song again. How could this be? I unwrapped
the body and there was my beautiful daughter Gilda. She had heard
about the plot and decided to save the life of the Duke. She still
had a little life left in her. She said goodbye to me forever and
died in my arms. The curse had run its course.