The innkeeper replied to him with equal calmness, "Sir Knight, I do not want your worship to avenge
me of any wrong, because when any is done me I can take what vengeance seems good to me; the only thing I want is that you pay me the score that you have run up in the inn last night, as well for the straw and barley for your two beasts, as for supper and beds.
Not only will he deal rigorously with me, but heaven will also punish me; for my mother when she leaves the house will call on the Erinyes to avenge
her; besides, it would not be a creditable thing to do, and I will have nothing to say to it.
As a general thing -- as far as I could make out -- these murderous adventures were not forays undertaken to avenge
injuries, nor to settle old disputes or sudden fallings out; no, as a rule they were simply duels be- tween strangers -- duels between people who had never even been introduced to each other, and between whom existed no cause of offense whatever.
Be tranquil," murmured Milady; "I will avenge
I want to avenge
Rebecca and Flora MacIvor and Minna, and all the rest of the dark unhappy ones.