william of baskerville: i too was an inquisitor, but in the early days, when the inquisition strove to guide, not to punish. and once i had to preside at a trial of a man whose only crime was to have translated a greek book that conflicted with the holy scriptures. bernardo gui wanted him condemned as a heretic; i -- acquitted the man. then bernardo gui accused me of heresy, for having defended him. i appealed to the pope. i -- i was put in prison, tortured, and... and i recanted.
adso of melk: what happened then?
william of baskerville: the man was burned at the stake, and i am still alive.
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