The count is not; and should we meet with one of your patrol we must defend ourselves.”
“Where can we find another sword?” asked Porthos.
“My lord,” said D’Artagnan, “will lend his, which is of no use to him, to the Comte de la Fere.”
“Willingly,” said the cardinal; “I will even ask the count to keep it for my sake.”
“I promise you, my lord, never to part with it,” replied Athos.
“Well, well,” cried D’Artagnan, “this reconciliation is truly touching; have you not tears in your eyes, Porthos?”