Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas Chapter 85 Page 5

to pay five councillors of parliament, and two generals in Paris.

I am a great captain — that I am! but I make war in my own way.”

The two friends were crouching down, meantime, behind a tub in the side alley.

Mazarin came within three steps of D’Artagnan and pushed a spring in the wall; the slab turned and the orange tree resumed its place.

Then the cardinal put out the waxlight, slipped it into his pocket, and taking up the lantern: “Now,” he said, “for Monsieur de la Fere.”

“Very good,” thought D’Artagnan, “‘tis our road likewise; we will go together.”

All three set off