Twenty Years After Chapter 88 Page 11

nightmare and talks in his sleep, “Monsieur d’Artagnan!”

“Himself, Monsieur Bernouin.”

“And why have you come here?”

“To bring news of Monsieur de Mazarin — the freshest news there is.”

“What has become of him, then?”

“He is as well as you and I.”

“Nothing bad has happened to him, then?”

“Absolutely nothing.

He felt the need of making a trip in the Ile de France, and begged us — the Comte de la Fere and Monsieur du Vallon — to accompany him. We were too devoted servants to refuse