Twenty Years After Chapter 59 Page 14

happen, you may be sure,” said D’Artagnan.

“So it is agreed, and if Porthos makes no objection — — ”

“I,” said Porthos, “I will do whatever you please; and besides, I think what the Comte de la Fere said just now is very good.”

“But your future career, D’Artagnan — 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 — — ”