The narrator and Peter came to an abandoned castle
They spent the night in a small apartment in a remote tower of the castle
Peter help the narrator to lie down in a room with a lot of paintings. The narrator lit the candles of a candlestick to read a book about the paints on the room. He admires the paintings until midnight.
He turned the candlestick, and the light iluminated an oval portrait
It was a beautiful work of art and portrayed a stunning young woman. He admired for one hour.
He searched ansiously for painting´s story in the book that he was reading