I suppose that's why it's possible to poison them.
Oh, my! This jousting competition was not meant to end like this!
Why don't you want to eat your own sugared apricots?
Please don't eat it, Your Majesty. It is... it is poisoned!
Now, Lady Horsley, shall I try your sugared apricots?
Lady Grace, Masou and Ellie visit the castle rat catcher to test if the pink jelly that Sampson Child gave Carmina is poisonous. They feed the jelly to the rat, but the rat is not harmed.
Lady Grace learns that Carmina's family had a feud with the Harringtons for over a hundred years. The first feud was about stolen sheep and cattle, but the two families were forced to make up. Then, the Harrington's son died in a jousting competition he had with Carmina's father. People blamed Carmina's father for killing the Harrington's son.
Lady Grace finds out that Lady Horsley, who is the Court Confectioner, is actually the mother of the dead Lord Harrington, but she re-married so her name changed. Carmina loves eating sugared apricots and Lady Horsley is secretly poisoning her to get revenge for her dead son. Lady Horsley goes mad with sorrow and she eats all the poison and dies.