By Alexandre Dumas père
Blending just a little seventeenth-century French historical past with loads of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the story of younger D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos and Aramis.
Together they struggle to foil the schemes of the intense, harmful Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to help the king whereas plotting to boost his personal strength. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures corresponding to the seductively attractive yet lethal femme fatale, Milady, and D’Artagnan’s both attractive love, Madame Bonacieux, The 3 Musketeers maintains, after a century and a half non-stop book, to outline the style of swashbuckling romance and historic event.
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Cried the 4 younger males, calling their lackeys, “clean my boots, and fetch the horses from the hôtel. ” each one Musketeer was once familiar with go away on the common resort, as at a barrack, his personal horse and that of his lackey. Planchet, Grimaud, Mousqueton, and Bazin trigger at complete pace. “Now allow us to lay down the plan of campaign,” acknowledged Porthos. “Where can we pass first? ” “To Calais,” stated D’Artagnan; “that is the main direct line to London. ” “Well,” acknowledged Porthos, “this is my advice—” “Speak! ” “Four males touring jointly will be suspected. D‘Artagnan will supply each one people his directions. i'll move incidentally of Boulogne to transparent the way in which; Athos will set out hours after, via that of Amiens; Aramis will stick to us by means of that of Noyon; as to D’Artagnan, he'll cross by way of what direction he thinks top, in Planchet’s outfits, whereas Planchet will stick with us like D’Artagnan, within the uniform of the Guards. ” “Gentlemen,” acknowledged Athos, “my opinion is that it's not right to permit lackeys to have something to do in such an affair. A mystery might, accidentally, be betrayed by means of gents; however it is sort of continuously offered through lackeys. ” “Porthos’s plan seems to me to be impracticable,” acknowledged D’Artagnan, “inasmuch as i'm myself unaware of what directions i will offer you. i'm the bearer of a letter, that's all. i haven't, and that i can't make 3 copies of that letter, since it is sealed. We needs to, then, because it seems to me, shuttle in corporation. This letter is the following, during this pocket,” and he pointed to the pocket which contained the letter. “If I may be killed, one in every of you need to take it, and proceed the direction; if he be killed, it will likely be another’s flip, and so on—provided a unmarried one arrives, that's all that's required. ” “Bravo, D’Artagnan, your opinion is mine,” cried Athos. “Besides, we needs to be constant; i'll take the waters, you'll accompany me. rather than taking the waters of Forges, i'm going and take sea waters;r i'm unfastened to take action. If somebody needs to forestall us, i'm going to exhibit Monsieur de Tréville’s letter, and you'll convey your leaves of absence. If we're attacked, we are going to protect ourselves; if we're attempted, we'll stoutly preserve that we have been purely frightened to dip ourselves a definite variety of occasions within the sea. they might have a simple cut price of 4 remoted males; while 4 males jointly make a troop. we are going to arm our 4 lackeys with pistols and musketoons; in the event that they ship a military out opposed to us, we'll provide conflict, and the survivor, as D’Artagnan says, will hold the letter. ” “Well said,” cried Aramis; “you don’t frequently converse, Athos, but if you do converse, it truly is like St. John of the Golden Mouth. I comply with Athos’s plan. and also you, Porthos? ” “I comply with it, too,” acknowledged Porthos, “if D‘Artagnan approves of it. D’Artagnan, being the bearer of the letter, is of course the top of the firm; allow him come to a decision, and we'll execute. ” “Well,” stated D’Artagnan, “I make a decision that we must always undertake Athos’s plan, and that we trigger in part an hour. ” “Agreed! ” shouted the 3 Musketeers in refrain.