“My son,” said Anne of Austria, pointing to the musketeer, calm, standing uncovered, “here is Monsieur d’Artagnan, who is as brave as one of those ancient heroes of whom you like so much to hear from my women. Remember his name well and look at him well, that his face may not be forgotten, for this evening he is going to render us a great service.”
The young king looked at the officer with his large-formed eye, and repeated:
“That is it, my son.”
The young king slowly raised his little hand and held it out to the musketeer; the latter bent on his knee and kissed it.
“Monsieur d’Artagnan,” repeated Louis;