The Golden Exile Author:Lawrence Schoonover "Do you not feel, my Lord Abbot,' whispered the Archbishop confidentially, 'that the sins of a young nobleman amply warrant the penance of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, particularly if during his absence a capable man like yourself were to administer his estates?' — Because the Lord Abbot agreed only too enthusiastically, young Guy de Brunne soo... more »n found himself aboard ship, bound for Jerusalem.
So began the golden exile which took Guy as far afield as the steaming jungle of Cambodia, in the company of friends as strangely assorted as the saintlike Mahatma and the grandiose Spanish mountebank, Arnaldus of Villanova. Before Guy could return to England, he had been case adrift at sea as a leper, rescured by an Arab trader, seduced by a dissolute High Priestess, worshiped as the great white god Sveta, and had escaped with a lovely little temple dancer from the murderous wrath of a High Priest . . "« less