Twenty Years After Chapter 70 Page 23

“As for me,” said Porthos, “I will see to the supper.”

“A very good idea, Porthos,” said the Gascon.

“Athos lend me Grimaud, who in the society of his friend Parry has perhaps picked up a little English, and can act as my interpreter.”

“Go, Grimaud,” said Athos.

D’Artagnan, finding a lantern on the deck, took it up and with a pistol in his hand he said to the captain, in English, “Come,” (being, with the classic English oath, the only English words he knew), and so saying he descended to the lower deck.

This was divided into three compartments — one which was covered by the floor of that