And then came Jasper to announce that Ali waited with the brazier and the heated manacles.
The gasping cry had come from Conrad by whom the brazier was set.
In the bottom of the brazier was still a bed of glowing coals.
"I bring the brazier Nerissa commanded," said Nicanor, and she nodded.
"I will do as you command," he said, and picked up the brazier and turned to go.