Here is a story that has lain dormant for seven hundred years. At first it was suppressed by one of the Planta-genet kings of England. Later it was forgotten. I happened to dig it up by accident. The accident being the relationship of my wife's cousin to a certain Father Superior in a very ancient monastery in Europe. He let me pry about among a quantity of mildewed and musty manuscripts and I came across this. It is very interesting - partially since it is a bit of hitherto unreco-rded history, but principally from the fact that it records the story of a most remarkable revenge and the adventurous life of its innocent victim - Richard, the lost prince of England. In the retelling of it, I have left out most of the history. What interested me was the unique character about whom the tale revolves - the visored horseman who but let us wait until we get to him.