Do you think Athos will be sorry to see us?”
“Oh!” cried Porthos, “oh! I understand.”
“Wait a little, Porthos, before crying out; for, on my word, you haven’t reached the end,” said the Gascon, in a jesting tone.
“What is to happen?” said Porthos.
“Follow me,” replied D’Artagnan. “The man who lives to see shall see.”
And slipping through the aperture, he alighted in the court. Porthos followed him by the same road, but with more difficulty and less diligence. They could hear the two soldiers shivering with fear, as they lay bound in the chamber.
Scarcely had the