Chapter 56 Summary

Milady spends the evening thinking about Lord de Winter's plans, as well as her own. She knows that if she somehow fails with Mr. Felton, she will be sent to the colonies. Naturally she will find her way back again, but she will lose a year or more in the process. By then, d'Artagnan will already be the winner of their little battle, and the Cardinal will no longer care enough to help her with her revenge. She could not stand that, so she cannot let Lord de Winter win.

Milady is quite confident that she can convince Mr. Felton to help her, but she wishes he were not a fool and a Puritan. It is far easier to manipulate a sinner like d’Artagnan, who is primarily interested in his own bodily desires. With a religious man...

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