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By Alexandre Dumas
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded via the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab strength from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and impressive formative years proves his mettle within the corporation of the well-known Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to guard the king and his beautiful queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas remodeled the concept that of the ancient novel by way of writing in a latest, conversational kind. His available, fast paced narratives mix genuine and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome experience of identification and nationwide delight. His most well liked paintings, The 3 Musketeers, maintains to attraction smooth readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.
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She wrote strains, sealed the letter together with her seal, and passed it to Mme Bonacieux. “And now,” acknowledged the queen, “we’re forgetting one helpful factor. ” “What? ” “Money. ” Mme Bonacieux blushed. “Yes, that’s true,” she stated, “and I’ll confess for your Majesty that my husband…” “Your husband has none, that’s what you must say. ” “No, he has, yet he’s extraordinarily stingy, that’s his failing. notwithstanding, Your Majesty needn’t fear, we’ll discover a way…” “The factor is that I even have none,” acknowledged the queen (those who've learn the memoirs of Mme de Motteville79 are not shocked by way of that response). “But wait. ” Anne d’Autriche rushed in the back of her display. “Here,” she acknowledged, “I’m guaranteed that this can be a very important ring. It got here from my brother, the king of Spain. it really is mine and that i can put off it. Take this ring and trade it for cash, and permit your husband trigger. ” “Within an hour you will be obeyed. ” “You see the address,” further the queen, conversing so softly that what she acknowledged may well slightly be heard. “To Milord the duke of Buckingham, London. ” “The letter may be brought to him in individual. ” “Generous baby! ” cried Anne d’Autriche. Mme Bonacieux kissed the queen’s fingers, concealed the paper in her bodice, and disappeared with the lightness of a chook. Ten mins later, she was once at domestic. As she had instructed the queen, she had no longer visible her husband seeing that he used to be let out; she used to be therefore blind to the swap that have been made in him with reference to the cardinal, a metamorphosis wrought by way of His Eminence’s flattery and cash, corroborated afterwards by way of or 3 visits from the comte de Rochefort, who had turn into Bonacieux’s ally and had made him think with no a lot hassle that no blameworthy emotions had resulted in his wife’s abduction, yet that it was once basically a political precaution. She discovered M. Bonacieux by myself. The bad guy had with nice hassle restored order in the home, the place he had discovered the furnishings approximately all damaged and the wardrobes approximately empty, the legislations now not being one of many 3 issues King Solomon pointed out as leaving no lines in their passage. eighty As for the maid, she had fled on the time of her master’s arrest. Terror had taken such ownership of the negative woman that she by no means stopped jogging among Paris and Burgundy, her local province. The helpful mercer had despatched realize to his spouse of his satisfied go back once he got here again to the home, and his spouse in her reaction had congratulated him and advised him that the 1st second she may possibly thieve from her tasks will be committed totally to paying him a trip. That first second were behind schedule for 5 days, which, in the other situations, might have appeared really too lengthy to grasp Bonacieux; yet within the stopover at he had paid to the cardinal, and the visits Rochefort had made to him, he had chanced on considerable meals for mirrored image, and, as we all know, not anything makes the time go so speedy as mirrored image. The extra so in that Bonacieux’s reflections have been all rose-colored. Rochefort referred to as him his pal, his pricey Bonacieux, and eternally informed him that the cardinal set the best shop by means of him.