Twenty Years After Chapter 88 Page 23

that Gascon effrontery which had in him the appearance of naivete; “but if we four had resolved upon it we should do it most certainly.”

“I ought,” muttered Anne to herself, “by this time to remember that these men are giants.”

“Alas, madame!” exclaimed D’Artagnan, “this proves to me that not till to-day has your majesty had a just idea of us.”

“Perhaps,” said Anne; “but that idea, if at last I have it — — ”

“Your majesty will do us justice.

In doing us justice you will no longer treat us as men of vulgar stamp. You will see in me an ambassador worthy of the high interests