Twenty Years After Chapter 83 Page 16

“From that window you would see Monsieur de la Fere at his.”

“The count, then, is in the chateau?”

“Yes.”

“For what reason?”

“The same as yourself.”

“Athos — a prisoner?”

“You know well,” replied De Comminges, “that there are no prisoners at Rueil, because there is no prison.”

“Don’t let us play upon words, sir.

Athos has been arrested.”

“Yesterday, at Saint Germain, as he came out from the presence of the queen.”