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The Romances of Alexandre Dumas (v. 2)

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Pages: 208

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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Alexandre Dumas

Excerpt from book: try if he could have any better luck in his search after his lackey than he had had the night before. The first thing he perceived through the damp gray mist was honest Planchet, who, with the two horses in hand, awaited him at the door of a little blind cabaret, before which D'Artagnan had passed without even a suspicion of its existence. VOL. I. — 81 chapter{Section 4CHAPTER XXV. THE MISTRESS OF PORTHO8. Instead of returning directly home, D'Artagnan alighted at the door of M. de Treville, and ran quickly up the stairs. This time he had decided to relate all that had passed. M. de Treville would doubtless give him good advice as to the whole affair. Besides, as M. de Treville saw the queen almost daily, he might be able to draw from her Majesty some intelligence of the poor young woman, whom they were doubtless making pay very dearly for her devotedness to her mistress. M. de Treville listened to the young man's account with a seriousness which proved that he saw something else in this adventure besides a love affair. When D'Artagnan had finished, he said, " Hum! all this savors of his Eminence, a league off." " But what is to be done ? " said D'Artagnan. " Nothing, absolutely nothing, at present, but quitting Paris, as I told you, as soon as possible. I will see the queen : I will relate to her the details of the disappearance of this poor woman, of which she is no doubt ignorant. These details will guide her on her part, and on your return, I shall perhaps have some good news to tell you. Eely on me." D'Artagnau knew that, although a Gascon, M. de Tre- ville was not in the habit of making promises, and that when by chance he did promise, he more than kept his word. He bowed to him, then, full of gratitude for thepast and for the future : and the worthy ...  


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