Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.
Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid.
Bitter though it may be to many, Cadfael concluded, there is no substitute for truth, in this or any case.
There is in the end no remedy but truth. It is the one course that cannot be evil.