caves had borne witness to romantic trysts
for more than 20,000 years.
Formed as centuries of erosion wore
away the southern Pyranees,
they were home to the last of the
Neanderthals, after which they lay forgotten
for centuries until they became a refuge for
Sephardic Jews fleeing persecution.
D’Orléans had found love there
during the Peninsula Wars, as did Peter
Wilson Sr. during World War II, as would his
son in a Europe at peace a generation later.
But the caves also held five
centuries of treasure, rich tapestries,
silver bars, and gold coin.
Will Peter Wilson Jr. grow to
understand that love can be the greatest
treasure of them all?
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