The ghosts of Bluebeard’s first five wives must take care of his beard. Héloise trims it, Eleanore brings a bucket of water, Isaure is busy brushing it, Rosalinde has plenty of soap, and Blanche wields the comb.
Conradin, a Swiss hunter and mercenary and Renarda, a mysterious woman, who has saved his life:
“…He felt stronger and could get up and go, for his wounds were healed. Conradin kissed her hand and didn’t want to let it go.
‘I will look for you, Renarda.’
‘Take care, Conradin.’ “