Twenty Years After Chapter 83 Page 25

“No; I know my place and am not so presumptuous.

Let his eminence do me the honor to give me a hearing; that is all I want.”

“Oh!” muttered Porthos, shaking his head, “never should I have thought this of him! How misfortune humbles a man!”

“I promise you it shall be done,” answered De Comminges.

“Tell the count that I am well; that you found me sad, but resigned.”

“I am pleased, sir, to hear that.”

“And the same, also, for Monsieur du Vallon — — ”

“Not for me,” cried Porthos; “I am not by any means resigned.”