The week after, they left. On that day, Rottbarth got up very calm and he went into Iseult’s room to see her, but, when he arrived, she wasn’t there. He ran to Remigius to ask where Iseult was. The magician replied that she had left very early in the morning with Tristam. Rottbarth was furious and he decided to leave to
“Pack my and your suitcases! Hurry up!” .
Remigius didn’t want to leave, but he followed the orders, because he didn’t want that Rottbarth punished him. In this way, few hours later, Tristam and Iseult, Remigius and Rottbarth and their retinues went to
I’m going to arrive with Remigius at your palace, because I know you’re giving hospitality to Iseult and her retinue, tomorrow.
The journey was very long and during it Remigius and Rottbarth invented a new plan.
On the 3rd of February all people arrived in
“I’m going in the forest for the appointment with the Lord. Stay in the palace and don’t go out without guards. You are a young girl and you are very beautiful, so the thieves could harm you!”.
After that, he went into the forest and he left Iseult alone.
In the meantime Rottbarth entered in the palace and he went into his room, while Remigius was preparing all things to kill Tristam. Few minutes after Rottbarth was walking in the forest where Tristam was, to spy on him. He was wearing a feminine dress and he was taking a wig with long brown hair, because he didn’t want that Tristam recognized him. He was turning around a tree when he became pale and stammered:
a voice exclaimed: “Trick or treat?”.
It was Tristam’s voice.
“Treat!... No…Tristam!” Rottbarth replied. Tristam said:
“Yes, it’s my name!”
and Rottbarth “I know!”, so Tristam exlclaimed
“Wonderful! And…who are you?”,
Rottbarth answered: “Rottbarth!”.
Then Tristam, while he was laughing, stammered:
and Rottbarth said: “Romeo and Juliet!”,
Tristam was perplexed and he replied:
“No, I said Rottbarth. I don’t believe you! You aren’t Rottbarth! He’s a boy, no a girl!”.
Rottbarth, furious, threw on the earth the wig and tore the dress, so Tristam continued to laugh and he couldn’t stop. In the meantime, at the Lord’s residence, Iseult met
“Lord, you sent a letter to Tristam to invite him here and you wrote that he had to go in the forest to meet you, why aren’t you there?”,
the Lord, surprised, answered:
“But.. I didn’t send a letter to Tristam. You, my princess, sent a letter to me for coming here!”.
Iseult was worried and asked:
“Is it true?”,
“Yes, my princess!”
replied the Lord sure. In meantime, Iseult heard Remigius’ voice, he was saying:
“Oh my God. I hate Rottbarth! “Remigius come here!”, “Remigius go there!”, “Remigius do that!”, “Remigius hurry up!”, Remigius, Remigius and Remigius, but who am I? I’m only a man, a poor man. I can’t do everything. He must do something alone!”.