D’Artagnan went straight to M. de Treville’s. He had reflected that in a few minutes the cardinal would be warned by this cursed stranger, who
It was the second time the cardinal had mentioned these diamond studs to the king. Louis XIII was struck with this insistence, and began to
It is impossible to form an idea of the impression these few words made upon Louis XIII. He grew pale and red alternately; and the
Since the four friends had been each in search of his equipments, there had been no fixed meeting between them. They dined apart from one
The evening so impatiently waited for by Porthos and by d’Artagnan at last arrived. As was his custom, d’Artagnan presented himself at Milady’s at about
Meantime, as we have said, despite the cries of his conscience and the wise counsels of Athos, d’Artagnan became hourly more in love with Milady.
The cardinal leaned his elbow on his manuscript, his cheek upon his hand, and looked intently at the young man for a moment. No one
The Siege of La Rochelle was one of the great political events of the reign of Louis XIII, and one of the great military enterprises
However brilliant had been the part played by Porthos in the duel, it had not made him forget the dinner of the procurator’s wife. On
D’Artagnan was so completely bewildered that without taking any heed of what might become of Kitty he ran at full speed across half Paris, and
At four o’clock the four friends were all assembled with Athos. Their anxiety about their outfits had all disappeared, and each countenance only preserved the
The hour having come, they went with their four lackeys to a spot behind the Luxembourg given up to the feeding of goats. Athos threw
D’Artagnan left the hotel instead of going up at once to Kitty’s chamber, as she endeavored to persuade him to do and that for two
D’Artagnan followed Milady without being perceived by her. He saw her get into her carriage, and heard her order the coachman to drive to St.
That evening Milady gave orders that when M. d’Artagnan came as usual, he should be immediately admitted; but he did not come. The next day
The most preoccupied of the four friends was certainly d’Artagnan, although he, in his quality of Guardsman, would be much more easily equipped than Messieurs
D’Artagnan was astounded by the terrible confidence of Athos; yet many things appeared very obscure to him in this half revelation. In the first place
“We have now to search for Athos,” said d’Artagnan to the vivacious Aramis, when he had informed him of all that had passed since their
D’Artagnan had said nothing to Porthos of his wound or of his procurator’s wife. Our Bearnais was a prudent lad, however young he might be.
On the day after these events had taken place, Athos not having reappeared, M. de Treville was informed by d’Artagnan and Porthos of the circumstance.
The crowd was caused, not by the expectation of a man to be hanged, but by the contemplation of a man who was hanged. The
There was in all this, as may have been observed, one personage concerned, of whom, notwithstanding his precarious position, we have appeared to take but