She pulled down the black mask that she'd worn at last winter's masked ball and pulled up a green silk kerchief to hide the lower half of her face. The coach creaked almost to a halt at the crest of the rise, the horses sweating after the steep hill. Аs the driver drew back his whip to urge them onward, "Sovay" drew her pistols and walked her horse forward. When "Sovay" becomes a highway robber, she does so to test her beloved's ardour. But she continues for other reasons, reasons related to her father's disappearance, and the claims that he has committed treason… and because she enjoys the excitement and notoriety that it brings her.