“Be quiet, Porthos,” said D’Artagnan, “we are observed.”
“We are admired, i’faith,” answered Porthos.
“These people who are looking at us are only merchants,” said Athos, “and are looking more at the cargo than at us.”
“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.