tied at the four corners, is to be the signal.”
Next moment D’Artagnan entered.
“Empty your pockets,” said he; “I want a hundred pounds, and as for my own — — ” and he emptied them inside out.
The sum was collected in a minute. D’Artagnan ran out and returned directly after.
“There,” said he, “it’s done.
Ough! and not without a deal of trouble, too.”
“Has the executioner left London?” asked Athos.
“Ah, you see that plan was not sure enough; he might go out by one gate and return by another.”