“Without doubt, senor; and you understand that they would have saved the king.”
“To be sure,” said Porthos, with majestic common sense; “they were in the majority.”
“And you think,” said Aramis, “he will consent to appear before such a tribunal?”
“He will be forced to do so,” smiled the Spaniard.
“Now, Athos!” said D’Artagnan, “do you begin to believe that it’s a ruined cause, and that what with your Harrisons, Joyces, Bridges and Cromwells, we shall never get the upper hand?”
“The king will be delivered at the tribunal,” said Athos; “the very silence of his supporters indicates that they are at work.”