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The cardinal noticed the queen was not wearing her diamond buttons. He smiled and told the king. The king was angry with the queen. She bowed and went to her dressing room. The cardinal went to the king and handed him a box. Inside were two diamond buttons.

If there are only ten, ask her who could have stolen these two.

The diamond buttons sparkled on the shoulders of her ballgown. The dancing began. Every time the queen came close to the king, he tried to count the buttons— but there was never enough time!

At last, the king was able to dance alone with his queen. Now I have fourteen! There were 12! He called the cardinal to him. He had seen everything.

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When the queen went to her dressing room, he felt a tap on his shoulder. It was Constance Bonacieux. Then she disappeared through a door that was hidden behind a curtain. Behind the curtain was a large, well-lit room.

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

He had sighed deeply, therefore, when accepting the gift of the pony from M. He was not ignorant that such a beast was worth at least twenty livres; and the words which had accompanied the present were above all price. Never sell it; allow it to die tranquilly and honorably of old age, and if you make a campaign with it, take as much care of it as you would of an old servant.

At court, provided you have ever the honor to go there," continued M. By the latter I mean your relatives and friends.

Endure nothing from anyone except Monsieur the Cardinal and the king. It is by his courage, please observe, by his courage alone, that a gentleman can make his way nowadays.

Whoever hesitates for a second perhaps allows the bait to escape which during that exact second fortune held out to him.

You are young. You ought to be brave for two reasons: the first is that you are a Gascon, and the second is that you are my son. He is a would-be dandy, just as vain as his master. In lieu of pay, he is clothed and lodged in a manner superior to that usual for servants, dressing grandly in his master's old clothes.

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Bazin — from the province of Berry , Bazin is a pious man who waits for the day his master Aramis will join the church, as he has always dreamed of serving a priest. Others Milady de Winter — a beautiful and evil spy of the Cardinal, she is also Athos's ex-wife.

D'Artagnan impersonates a rival to spend a night with her, attracting her deadly hatred. Rochefort is a more conventional agent of the Cardinal.

Following their duel on the road to Paris, d'Artagnan swears to have his revenge. He loses several opportunities, but their paths finally cross again towards the end of the novel. Constance Bonacieux — the Queen's seamstress and confidante. After d'Artagnan rescues her from the Cardinal's guard, he immediately falls in love with her. She appreciates his protection, but the relationship is never consummated.

Monsieur Bonacieux — Constance's husband. He initially enlists d'Artagnan's help to rescue his wife from the Cardinal's guards, but when he himself is arrested, he and the Cardinal discover they have an understanding. Richelieu turns Monsieur Bonacieux against his wife, and he goes on to play a role in her abduction.

Kitty — a servant of Milady de Winter. She dislikes her mistress and adores d'Artagnan.

Lord Winter - brother of Milady's second husband, who died of a mysterious disease apparently poisoned by Milady. He imprisoned Milady upon her arrival in England and decided to send her overseas in exile. Later, he took part in Milady's trial.

Queen Anne of Austria — the unhappy Queen of France. Cardinal Richelieu : Armand Jean du Plessis, the King's chief minister, who plots against the Queen in resentment at having his advances rebuffed.

Dumas describes him as being "36 or 37" though in Richelieu was George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham - a handsome and charismatic man used to getting his way: he thinks nothing of starting a war between England and France for his personal convenience. His courtship of Anne of Austria gets her in trouble.

John Felton — a puritan officer assigned to guard Milady and warned about her ways, he is nonetheless seduced and fooled by her in a matter of days and assassinates Buckingham at her request.

Editions[ edit ] Les Trois Mousquetaires was translated into three English versions by One of these, by William Barrow — , is still in print and fairly faithful to the original, available in the Oxford World's Classics edition.

To conform to 19th-century English standards, all of the explicit and many of the implicit references to sexuality were removed, adversely affecting the readability of several scenes, such as the scenes between d'Artagnan and Milady.

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One recent English translation is by Richard Pevear , who, though applauding Barrow's work, states that most of the modern translations available today are "textbook examples of bad translation practices" which "give their readers an extremely distorted notion of Dumas' writing".Lady de Winter seemed to forget we were on bad terms.

Another way is by looking at the drawings of the character. Inside were two diamond buttons.

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