“and you, Athos, you know something of everything and can be our captain. I dare say you know how to navigate, should he fail us.”
“My dear friend, you guess well. My father meant me for the navy and I have some vague notions about navigation.”
“You see!” cried D’Artagnan.
They then summoned their friends, who, with Blaisois, Mousqueton and Grimaud, promptly joined them, leaving Parry behind them, who was to take back to London the horses of the gentlemen and of their lackeys, which had been sold to the host in settlement of their account with him.
Thanks to this stroke of business the four friends were able to take away with them a sum of money which, if not large,