Chapter 26 Summary

D’Artagnan rides to the hotel where he left Aramis, who is still there, still recovering from the gunshot wound he obtained on the road. When d’Artagnan arrives, he is told that the recent wound gave Aramis a religious awakening. He has decided to pursue his long-standing plan to leave the Musketeers and become a priest.

When d’Artagnan enters Aramis's room, his friend is deep in discussion with two priests about the topic he will choose for a thesis he must write before being accepted to the priesthood. The more educated of the two priests, a member of a branch of Catholicism called the Jesuits, feels that young prospective priests should train their minds by focusing on highly specific, concrete topics. He...

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