(after telling the tale of the werewolf)
Sir Robert: My father didn't treat it as a story. He said it was fact. He even claimed to have communed with the beast to have learned its purpose. I should have listened. His work was hindered. He made enemies. There's a monastery in the Glen of St. Catherine. The brethren opposed my father's investigations.
Queen Victoria: Perhaps they thought his work ungodly?
Sir Robert: That's what I thought. But now I wonder what if they had a different reason for wanting the story kept quiet? What if they turned from God and worshipped the wolf?