“Madame,” said Mazarin, with a smile, “you may rest easy; your wishes shall be fulfilled.”
“You hear, sir?” said the queen.
“Yes, madame, I expected nothing less from the justice of your majesty. May I not go and see my friends?”
“Yes, sir, you shall see them. But, apropos, you belong to the Fronde, do you not?”
“Madame, I serve the king.”
“Yes, in your own way.”
“My way is the way of all gentlemen, and I know only one way,” answered Athos, haughtily.
“Go, sir, then,” said the queen; “you have obtained what