Twenty Years After Chapter 78 Page 4

“Yes,” answered Athos, “but his right place is in our ranks, with the Prince de Conti, De Beaufort, D’Elbeuf, and De Bouillon; but, sir, supposing that the conference is broken off — are you going to try to take Charenton?”

“Such are my orders.”

“Sir, since you command the cavalry — — ”

“Pardon me, I am commander-in-chief.”

“So much the better.

You must know all your officers — I mean those more distinguished.”

“Why, yes, very nearly.”

“Will you then kindly tell me if you have in your command the