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By Alexandre Dumas père

Blending a little bit seventeenth-century French background with loads of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the story of younger D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos and Aramis.

Together they try to foil the schemes of the bright, risky Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to aid the king whereas plotting to boost his personal energy. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures corresponding to the seductively attractive yet lethal femme fatale, Milady, and D’Artagnan’s both appealing love, Madame Bonacieux, The 3 Musketeers keeps, after a century and a half non-stop booklet, to outline the style of swashbuckling romance and old event.

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He will likely be tried,” acknowledged the cardinal. “Well, rather a lot the higher; for if so I shall call for of his Majesty permission to plead for him. ” The king feared an epidemic. “If his Eminence,” acknowledged he, “did no longer have own motives—” The cardinal observed what the king used to be approximately to claim, and interrupted him: “Pardon me,” acknowledged he; “but the moment your Majesty considers me a prejudiced pass judgement on, I withdraw. ” “Come,” stated the king, “will you swear, by means of my father, that Athos used to be in your home throughout the occasion and that he took no half in it? ” “By your excellent father, and on your own, whom i admire and venerate primarily the area, I swear it. ” “Be so style as to mirror, sire,” acknowledged the cardinal. “If we free up the prisoner hence, we will by no means recognize the reality. ” “Athos may well regularly be found,” answered Tréville, “ready to respond to, whilst it shall please the gownsmen to interrogate him. he'll no longer wasteland, Monsieur the Cardinal, be guaranteed of that; i'm going to resolution for him. ” “No, he'll now not desert,” stated the king; “he can consistently be stumbled on, as Tréville says. Besides,” extra he, decreasing his voice and looking out with a suppliant air on the cardinal, “let us supply them obvious defense; that's coverage. ” This coverage of Louis XIII made Richelieu smile. “Order it as you please, sire; you own the suitable of pardon. ” “The correct of pardoning in basic terms applies to the guilty,” stated Tréville, who was resolute to have the final word, “and my Musketeer is blameless. it's not mercy, then, that you're approximately to accord, sire, it really is justice. ” “And he's within the fortress l’Evêque? ” acknowledged the king. “Yes, sire, in solitary confinement, in a dungeon, just like the lowest felony. ” “The satan! ” murmured the king; “what has to be performed? ” “Sign an order for his liberate, and all could be said,” responded the cardinal. “I think along with your Majesty that Monsieur de Tréville’s warrantly is greater than enough. ” Tréville bowed very respectfully, with a pleasure that was once no longer unmixed with worry; he could have hottest an obstinate resistance at the a part of the cardinal to this unexpected yielding. The king signed the order for liberate, and Tréville carried it away instantaneously. As he was once approximately to depart the presence, the cardinal gave him a pleasant smile, and acknowledged, “A ideal concord reigns, sire, among the chief and the warriors of your Musketeers, which needs to be ecocnomic for the carrier and honorable to all. ” “He will play me a few dog’s trick or different, and that immediately,” stated Tréville. “One hasn't ever the ultimate with the sort of guy. yet allow us to be quick—the king may well swap his brain in an hour; and in any respect occasions it's more challenging to switch a guy within the fortress l’Evêque or the Bastille who has acquired out, than to maintain a prisoner there who's in. ” M. de Tréville made his front triumphantly into the citadel l’Evêque, whence he added the Musketeer, whose peaceable indifference had now not for a second deserted him. the 1st time he observed D’Artagnan, “You have come off well,” acknowledged he to him; “there is your Jussac thrust paid for.

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