Twenty Years After Chapter 59 Page 1

In which it is shown that under the most trying Circumstances noble Natures never lose Courage, nor good Stomachs their Appetites.

The little troop, without looking behind them or exchanging a word, fled at a rapid gallop, fording a little stream, of which none of them knew the name, and leaving on their left a town which Athos declared to be Durham. At last they came in sight of a small wood, and spurring their horses afresh, rode in its direction.

As soon as they had disappeared behind a green curtain sufficiently thick to conceal them from the sight of any one who might be in pursuit they drew up to hold a council together.

The two grooms held the horses, that they might take a little rest without being unsaddled, and Grimaud was posted as sentinel.