“I shall not trust to that,” said the lieutenant, “and I shall make for the Dunes* as soon as possible.”
*Sandy hills about Dunkirk, from which it derives its name.
The party followed him and soon disappeared with him behind the hillocks of sand unobserved. Here, after a short conference, they proposed to separate.
“And why separate?” asked Athos.
“Because,” answered the Gascon, “we were sent, Porthos and I, by Cardinal Mazarin to fight for Cromwell; instead of fighting for Cromwell we have served Charles I. — not the same thing by any means.
In returning with the Comte de la Fere and Monsieur d’Herblay our