The Three Musketeers
One of the preeminent novels by French writer Alexandre Dumas, this swashbuckling tale follows a group of honorable 17th-century swordsmen who must contend with powerful adversaries scheming against the queen. Determined to join the royal guard, young d'Artagnan leaves his country home and travels to Paris, where he unintentionally angers Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, the esteemed Three Musketeers. Eventually winning the trust and admiration of the formidable trio of fighters, d'Artagnan joins them in their quest to thwart the plans of the sinister Cardinal Richelieu.
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Page 40 - Gascon beat as if it would burst through his side, — not from fear, God be thanked, he had not the shade of it, but with emulation ; he fought like a furious tiger, turning ten times round his adversary, and changing his ground and his guard twenty times. Jussac was, as was then said, a fine blade, and had had much practice ; nevertheless, it required all his skill to defend himself against an adversary who, active and energetic, departed every instant from received rules, attacking him on all...
Page 38 - Jussac drew up his soldiers. This short interval was sufficient to determine D'Artagnan on the part he was to take ; it was one of those events which decide the life of a man ; it was a choice between the king and the cardinal ; the choice made, it must be persisted in.
Page 40 - D'Artagnan, who, though wanting in practice, had a profound theory, redoubled his agility. Jussac, anxious to put an end to this, springing forward, aimed a terrible thrust at his adversary, but the latter parried it ; and whilst Jussac was recovering himself, glided like a serpent beneath his blade, and passed his sword through his body.