Chapter 10 Summary

For the next several days, the Cardinal’s guards use Monsieur Bonacieux’s apartment as a mousetrap. This means that several guards sit inside in the dark, and anyone who enters is immediately arrested and questioned. D’Artagnan’s apartment is just upstairs, so he pulls up a floorboard and listens carefully to the interviews with the prisoners. For several days, he learns almost nothing—except that the questioners seem to know as little as he does.

One day, when d’Artagnan hears a scuffle below, he listens through his floor and realizes that the guards have just captured a woman. When she demands to know what is going on and where her husband is, d’Artagnan realizes she is Madame Bonacieux. He sends...

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