Twenty Years After Chapter 77 Page 8

“Faith! yes. I am even sorry that this evening I almost repulsed — but there will be a conference to-morrow and we shall see.”

The two friends saluted the duke.

“Go, gentlemen,” he said; “you must be much fatigued after your voyage. Poor King Charles! But, after all, he was somewhat to blame in all that business and we may console ourselves with the reflection that France has no cause of reproach in the matter and did all she could to serve him.”

“Oh! as to that,” said Aramis, “we are witnesses. Mazarin especially — — ”

“Yes, do you know, I am very glad to hear you give that testimony; the cardinal has some good in him, and if