On going home, the two friends found a letter from Athos, who desired them to meet him at the Grand Charlemagne on the following day.
The friends went to bed early, but neither of them slept. When we arrive at the summit of our wishes, success has usually the power to drive away sleep on the first night after the fulfilment of long cherished hopes.
The next day at the appointed hour they went to see Athos and found him and Aramis in traveling costume.
“What!” cried Porthos, “are we all going away, then? I, so, have made my preparations this morning.”
“Oh, heavens! yes,” said Aramis. “There’s nothing to do in Paris now