Chapter 45 Summary

When the Cardinal comes downstairs after his conference with Milady, he asks what happened to Athos. Following Athos's instructions, the other Musketeers claim that he rode ahead to scout for thieves and assassins. The Cardinal accepts this explanation and asks the remaining two men to get ready to go.

Meanwhile, Athos has circled his horse around to a place where he can see the doors of the inn without being seen himself. He watches his friends leave with the Cardinal and then gallops back to the inn's doors. Somewhat breathlessly, he tells the landlord that the Cardinal sent him to give Milady one more bit of information.

Athos runs upstairs, sees Milady, and sees that she is indeed the wife he thought he...

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