parted from him four days ago and we have reason to believe that he has reached Paris before us.”
“No, sir; I am sure he hasn’t yet arrived. But then he may have stopped at Saint Germain.”
“I don’t think so; we appointed to meet at La Chevrette.”
“I was there this very day.”
“And had the pretty Madeleine no news?” asked Aramis, smiling.
“No, sir, and it must be admitted that she seemed very anxious.”
“In fact,” said Aramis, “there is no time lost and we made our journey quickly.
Permit me, then, my dear Athos, without