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In fact you're. That lengthy trip. and also you have been dissatisfied with the Hispanian horses, i feel. What used to be the problem with them? ’ ‘Marcellus has been ordered into service,’ growled Gallio, by surprise. Cornelia driven the puppy off her lap and leaned ahead interestedly. ‘But that's correctly, don’t you're thinking that? We had anticipated that it may well take place a few day. possibly we should always be happy. Will it take him distant? ’ ‘Yes. ’ The Senator nodded impressively. ‘Far away. He has been ordered to command the castle at Minoa. ’ ‘Command! How really nice for him! Minoa! Our son is to be the commander—of the Roman fort—at Minoa! we will be proud! ’ ‘No! ’ Gallio shook his white head. ‘No! ’ we will no longer be proud! Minoa, my pricey, is the place we ship males to be good rid of them. they've got little to do there yet quarrel. they're a mob of mutinous cut-throats. we often need to employ a brand new commander. ’ He paused for a protracted, moody second. ‘This time the Senate Committee on affairs at Minoa was once now not consulted in regards to the appointment. Our son had his orders at once from Gaius. ’ This used to be an excessive amount of even for the well-balanced Cornelia. She broke right into a hurricane of weeping; noisily hysterical weeping; her hands digging frantically into the sleek black hair that had tumbled approximately her shapely shoulders; moaning painful and incoherent reproaches that delicately turned intelligible. Racked with sobs, Cornelia surprised them either through crying out, ‘Why did you do it, Marcus? Oh—why did you want to convey this tragedy upon our son? was once it so very important for you to denounce Gaius—at this kind of expense to Marcellus—and we all? Oh—I want i'll have died sooner than at the present time! ’ Gallio bowed his head in his arms and made no attempt to proportion the blame with Marcellus. His son was once in lots of difficulty with no the additional burden of a rebuke from his overwrought mom. ‘Where is he? ’ she requested, thickly, attempting to compose herself. ‘I needs to see him. ’ ‘Packing his equipment, I think,’ muttered Gallio. ‘He is ordered to go away right now. A galley will take him to Ostia the place a boat sails day after today. ’ ‘A send? What send? If he needs to cross, why can't he go back and forth in a way in step with his rank? definitely he can constitution or purchase a vessel, and sail in convenience as turns into a Tribune. ’ ‘There is not any time for that, my pricey. they're leaving this night. ’ ‘They? Marcellus—and who else? ’ “Demetrius. ’ ‘Well—the gods be thanked for that a lot! ’ Cornelia broke out back into tempestuous weeping. ‘Why doesn’t Marcellus come to work out me? ’ she sobbed. ‘He will, in a bit while,’ stated Gallio. ‘He sought after me to inform you approximately it first. and that i wish you'll meet him within the spirit of a brave Roman matron. ’ The Senator’s tone used to be nearly critical now. ‘Our son ha; bought a few very unsatisfied tidings. he's bearing them manfully, frivolously, in keeping with our greatest traditions. yet i don't imagine he may possibly endure to work out his mom ruin herself in his presence. ’ ‘Destroy myself! ’ Cornelia, shocked by means of the phrases, confronted him with anguished eyes. ‘You recognize i may by no means do a specific thing like that—no topic what occurred to us!