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That sale provides him with the means to procure inexpensive lodgings and to have a new blade made for his sword. This inauspicious beginning is followed by a series of squabbles with three men the Musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis he meets shortly after his arrival in the French capital.

He agrees to a duel with each and, with the same brash courage that he has already displayed in Meung, schedules those contests back to back. D'Artagnan's impetuous bravado in these early encounters, along with his ignorance of the codes of behavior and the political rivalries at work in Paris and at the royal court, make it clear that the young man will need more than daring and a certain native intelligence if he is to achieve his goals.

He will have to find mentors who can help him understand the complicated relationships, hidden truths, and moral subtleties of modern that is, seventeenth-century French life. D'Artagnan also meets Constance Bonacieux, the young and beautiful wife of his Parisian landlord and laundress to Queen Anne.

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Constance will not only offer the young man an opportunity to prove his mettle, but will also win his heart. She tells D'Artagnan that the King has ordered the Queen to wear the diamond studs he gave her to an upcoming ball.

Unfortunately, Anne no longer has those studs in her possession. She has given them, with her affections, to England's handsome Duke of Buckingham. Cardinal Richelieu, who is in love with the Queen and has been spurned by her, knows this and hopes to take advantage of the difficulty the situation presents.

He sends a ruthlessly seductive agent in his employ-Milady-to England to obtain the diamonds from Buckingham.

If she succeeds and is able to bring the studs back before the ball, the Cardinal will be able to prove that the Queen has been unfaithful to Louis and to France.

To save the Queen's reputation and perhaps even her life, D'Artagnan must also seek out Buckingham and return the studs to Anne instead.

He must overcome the obstacles of time and distance and evade the Cardinal's agents who have been sent out to prevent him from crossing the English Channel. However determined he may be, young D'Artagnan cannot hope to prevail alone against his cunning and dogged adversaries.

He therefore enlists the help of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, who will accompany him on this crucial and dangerous voyage. The journey, the final stages of which the young man completes alone his friends having been variously rendered hors de combat along the way , lies at the heart of the novel.

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Hurry on your way! They found a ship headed for England—and just in time! The harbor had been closed by order of the cardinal.


He and Planchet rented horses and set off in search of the duke. People along the road pointed him in the right direction. He began kissing the diamonds, one by one.

Two of the buttons are missing! Only ten of them are here! Do you think they were stolen?

Is there anyone you suspect? Lady de Winter seemed to forget we were on bad terms. She was friendly— very friendly.

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He called his secretary and gave an order—no ships would be allowed to leave England. There was a look of relief on his face.

He stared at Buckingham in amazement. The king had given him complete power—and he used it to serve his love! In secret, the jeweler and his men worked day and night. Two days later, the buttons were finished. Twelve hours later, he was in Paris.

Frankenstein Mary Shelley. Great Expectations Charles Dickens. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy.

Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens. Tender is the Night F.Porthos objected.

A servant came into the room. Inside are the diamond buttons His Majesty gave the queen.

Because Aramis did not like to get his boots dirty, he scolded them. Then he lifted the bloody bundle and carried it back to the little boat. She showed the abbess the order from the cardinal.

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