Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas Chapter 59 Page 14

— your ambition, Porthos?”

“Our future, our ambition!” replied D’Artagnan, with feverish volubility. “Need we think of that since we are to save the king? The king saved — we shall assemble our friends together — we will head the Puritans — reconquer England; we shall re-enter London — place him securely on his throne — — ”

“And he will make us dukes and peers,” said Porthos, whose eyes sparkled with joy at this imaginary prospect.

“Or he will forget us,” added D’Artagnan.

“Oh!” said Porthos.

“Well, that has happened, friend Porthos. It seems to me that we once