By Alexandre Dumas père
Blending slightly 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 help the king whereas plotting to improve his personal energy. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures comparable 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 e-book, to outline the style of swashbuckling romance and old event.
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And he the guards who got here for him, robotically and with out resistance. He handed alongside a similar hall as ahead of, crossed one court docket, then a moment part of the construction; at size, on the gate of the doorway court docket he came upon a carriage surrounded by means of 4 guards on horseback. They made him input this carriage, the officer put himself by means of his aspect, the door was once locked, and so they have been left in a rolling felony. The carriage used to be installed movement as slowly as a funeral motor vehicle. throughout the heavily mounted home windows the prisoner may perhaps understand the homes and the pavement, that used to be all; yet, precise Parisian as he was once, Bonacieux might realize each highway through the milestones, the indicators, and the lamps. in the mean time of arriving at St. Paul—the spot the place corresponding to have been condemned on the Bastille have been executed—he used to be close to fainting and crossed himself two times. He inspiration the carriage used to be approximately to prevent there. The carriage, despite the fact that, handed on. Farther on, a nonetheless larger terror seized him on passing by way of the cemetery of St. Jean, the place kingdom criminals have been buried. something, in spite of the fact that, reassured him; he remembered that earlier than they have been buried their heads have been more often than not bring to a halt, and he felt that his head used to be nonetheless on his shoulders. but if he observed the carriage take the right way to los angeles Grêve, whilst he perceived the pointed roof of the inn de Ville, and the carriage handed less than the arcade, he believed all was once over with him. He needed to admit to the officer, and upon his refusal, uttered such pitiable cries that the officer instructed him that if he persisted to deafen him therefore, he should still positioned a gag in his mouth. This degree a bit reassured Bonacieux. in the event that they intended to execute him at l. a. Grêve, it may possibly scarcely be worthy whereas to gag him, as that they had approximately reached where of execution. certainly, the carriage crossed the deadly spot with no preventing. There remained, then, no different position to worry however the Traitor’s pass; the carriage was once taking the direct highway to it. This time there has been now not any doubt; it was once on the Traitor’s move that lesser criminals have been finished. Bonacieux had flattered himself in believing himself invaluable of St. Paul or of where de Grêve; it was once on the Traitor’s move that his trip and his future have been approximately to finish! He couldn't but see that dreadful go, yet he felt someway as though it have been coming to satisfy him. while he used to be inside twenty paces of it, he heard a noise of individuals and the carriage stopped. This was once greater than bad Bonacieux may undergo, depressed as he used to be by means of the successive feelings which he had skilled; he uttered a feeble groan which would were taken for the final sigh of a death guy, and fainted. 14 the fellow OF MEUNG the gang used to be prompted, now not by way of the expectancy of a guy to be hanged, yet by means of the contemplation of a guy who used to be hanged. The carriage, which were stopped for a minute, resumed its approach, undergone the gang, threaded the Rue St. Honoré, changed into the Rue des Bons Enfants, and stopped sooner than a low door. The door opened; guards acquired Bonacieux of their palms from the officer who supported him.