Twenty Years After Chapter 59 Page 17

“Well, now,” said Athos, triumphantly, “I swear to you, my friend, by the God who hears us — I believe that there is a power watching over us, and that we shall all four see France again.”

“So be it!” said D’Artagnan, “but I — I confess I have a contrary conviction.”

“Our good D’Artagnan,” said Aramis, “represents among us the opposition in parliament, which always says no, and always does aye.”

“But in the meantime saves the country,” added Athos.

“Well, now that everything is decided,” cried Porthos, rubbing his hands, “suppose we think of dinner! It seems to me that in the most