Furthermore, the final sentence of Chapter 2.V tells us that the confrontation between Myrtle and Mandeville occurred a month before February 22, when Rutledge told Moultrie to question Myrtle.
The year 1911 saw the publication of the fourth edition of A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales. Sabatini had not been mentioned in previous editions, but now many of his novels were listed and he was treated quite favorably. ("Among the most deservedly popular of recent imaginative writers I may specify Rafael Sabatini…", p. xii.) The author's name: Jonathan Nield [sic]. Coincidence?