Twenty Years After Chapter 59 Page 16

darkest moments I find consolation in that remembrance.”

“You see, then, D’Artagnan, though princes often are ungrateful, God never is.”

“Athos,” said D’Artagnan, “I believe that were you to fall in with the devil, you would conduct yourself so well that you would take him with you to Heaven.”

“So, then?” said Athos, offering his hand to D’Artagnan.

“‘Tis settled,” replied D’Artagnan. “I find England a charming country, and I stay — but on one condition only.”

“What is it?”

“That I am not forced to learn English.”