I prefer a traditional romance as most of Sabatiniís other books, and didnít care for this plot, but itís only 10 pages, so not much to invest and decide for yourself.
This gives too much of the plot away, so read at your own risk: The story developments as a romance of a clergyman and a girl who deceives him into falling in love but ends with division of the classes being stronger than the love he felt.
An emotional story empathizing putting the welfare of the one you love above even your own life. I recommend reading it. Short story of 12 pages.
Of the books I have read by Rafael Sabatini, this is my favorite. It was well written with a great plot, the characters were easy to keep track of, plenty of action, and ends the way a good romance should.
The typical action style story where the villains never just kill the hero outright but holds them long enough to allow an escape and other unlikely scenarios. Somewhat entertaining, but the characters didnít attract me enough to want to read more of the series.