1. "So much the worse for you, my dear host, so much the worse!When I am happy, I wish all the world to be so; but it appearsthat is not possible."
2. One expression above all recurred to the mind of the prisoner:"If I had listened to you," Lord de Winter had said to Felton.Felton, then, had spoken in her favor, since Lord de Winter hadnot been willing to listen to him.
3. "Bills upon his Majesty's private treasury," answered D'Artagnan,who, reckoning upon entering into the king's service inconsequence of this recommendation, believed he could make thissomewhat hazardous reply without telling of a falsehood."The devil!" cried the host, at his wit's end.
4. "But this letter in which he recommends you to me?""Is an order for me to confine myself to a sort of prison, from which hewill release me by one of his satellites."
5. The little house was surrounded by a low, quickset hedge, two or threefeet high. Athos sprang over the hedge and went up to the window, whichwas without shutters, but had the half-curtains closely drawn.He mounted the skirting stone that his eyes might look over the curtain.By the light of a lamp he saw a woman, wrapped in a dark mantle, seatedupon a stool near a dying fire. Her elbows were placed upon a meantable, and she leaned her head upon her two hands, which were white asivory.
6. Milady remained for some minutes in the same position, for shethought they might perhaps be examining her through the keyhole;she then slowly raised her head, which had resumed its formidableexpression of menace and defiance, ran to the door to listen,looked out of her window, and returning to bury herself again inher large armchair, she reflected.
1. A second discharge followed the first, and three balls, bypassing through it, made the napkin really a flag. "Crieswere heard from the camp, "Come down! come down!"Athos came down; his friends, who anxiously awaited him, sawhim returned with joy.
2. "Ah, my faith!" said Athos, "you require too much,D'Artagnan. I have given you all I have, and I beg leave totell you that this is the bottom of my sack."
3. At the moment he entered the vestibule, another man was enteringlikewise, dusty, out of breath, leaving at the gate a post horse, which,on reaching the palace, tumbled on his foreknees.Felton and he addressed Patrick, the duke's confidential lackey, at thesame moment. Felton named Lord de Winter; the unknown would not nameanybody, and pretended that it was to the duke alone he would makehimself known. Each was anxious to gain admission before the other.Patrick, who knew Lord de Winter was in affairs of the service, and inrelations of friendship with the duke, gave the preference to the onewho came in his name. The other was forced to wait, and it was easilyto be seen how he cursed the delay.
4. Let us return to Milady, whom a glance thrown upon the coast ofFrance has made us lose sight of for an instant.
5. "Monsieur," said Athos, "I have engaged two of my friends asseconds; but these two friends are not yet come, at which I amastonished, as it is not at all their custom."
6. "At the first swallow, it appeared to me not to have the sametaste as in the morning. Suspicion instantly seized me. Ipaused, but I had already drunk half a glass.
1. "Search, then, monsieur! I am a criminal, as it appears.Estafania, give up the keys of my drawers and my desks."For form's sake the chancellor paid a visit to the pieces offurniture named; but he well knew that it was not in a piece offurniture that the queen would place the important letter she hadwritten that day.
2. "I am a victim of the cardinal. It is necessary to inspire confidencein that poor little Madame Bonacieux."
3. "That's all very well," replied D'Artagnan; "but I am tiredof fearing when I open a fresh bottle that the wine may comefrom the cellar of Milady."
4. "What will I do with him? Be easy, Kitty, there issomething between that man and me that he is quite ignorantof: he nearly made me lose my credit with his Eminence. Oh,I will be revenged!"
5. One instant after, the heavy step of a marine who served assentinel was heard in the corridor--his ax in his girdle and hismusket on his shoulder.
6. "That does not prevent," replied Milady, softening her smile so as togive it an angelic expression, "my being alone or being persecuted.""Hear me," said the novice; "we must trust in heaven. There alwayscomes a moment when the good you have done pleads your cause before God;and see, perhaps it is a happiness for you, humble and powerless as Iam, that you have met with me, for if I leave this place, well-I havepowerful friends, who, after having exerted themselves on my account,may also exert themselves for you."
1、 "You know well that we go to breakfast there."2、 "But where and when shall I see you again?" cried D'Artagnan."A note which you will find at home will tell you. Begone,begone!"3、 "The miserable villain! He had foreseen all. His breast wascovered with a coat-of-mail; the knife was bent against it."'Ah, ah!' cried he, seizing my arm, and wresting from me theweapon that had so badly served me, 'you want to take my life, doyou, my pretty Puritan? But that's more than dislike, that'singratitude! Come, come, calm yourself, my sweet girl! Ithought you had softened. I am not one of those tyrants whodetain women by force. You don't love me. With my usual fatuityI doubted it; now I am convinced. Tomorrow you shall be free.'"I had but one wish; that was that he should kill me."'Beware!' said I, 'for my liberty is your dishonor.'"'Explain yourself, my pretty sibyl!'4、 "I will see this young, Treville--I will see him; and if anythingcan be done--well, we will make it our business.""When will your Majesty deign to receive him?"5、 "They have been stolen," replied the duke, "and it is thecardinal who has dealt this blow. Hold; see! The ribbons whichheld them have been cut with scissors."
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