left and as I am the chief person threatened, remain at the coach door to the left.”
“Your eminence may be perfectly easy,” replied D’Artagnan; “they will not touch a hair of your head.”
“Deuce take it!” he thought to himself, “how can I take care of both?
Ah! plague on’t, I will guard the king and Porthos shall guard the cardinal.”
This arrangement pleased every one. The queen had confidence in the courage of D’Artagnan, which she knew, and the cardinal in the strength of Porthos, which he had experienced.
The royal procession set out for Paris. Guitant and Comminges, at the head of the guards, marched first; then came the royal carriage, with D’Artagnan