When Julie controlled herself she apologized and looked up at me.
Before she became the dauphin's mistress, and that she gave herself to the king in order to obtain the pardon of her father, who had been condemned to death as an accomplice of the constable de Bourbon.
Lana jumped over him and squeezed between two boulders, all but flinging herself towards the object.
She conceived herself to be specially favoured by Christ, who appeared to her in the most extravagant forms. At last, by dint of fasting and lacerating her flesh, she succeeded in reducing herself to such a state of ecstatic suffering that she believed herself to be undergoing in her own person the Passion of the Lord.
She pushed herself up despite his grip, staring at him hard.
She reached a balcony and lowered herself carefully onto it.
She squeezed her eyes closed, forcing herself to recall the name and face of the men of her guard.
The sound of footsteps running down the hall drew her attention, and she flung herself backwards as the maid with the butcher knife tried to cut her.
He had then to assign her the income of field, or garden, as well as goods, to maintain herself and children until they grew up. She then shared equally with them in the allowance (and apparently in his estate at his death) and was free to marry again.
She crossed herself and bowed her head.