Chapter 6 Summary

After d’Artagnan and the Musketeers win their brawl, Monsieur de Tréville pretends to scold them for appearances’ sake, but he is actually pleased. Privately he praises the four men, especially d’Artagnan, to Louis XIII. The King asks to meet with them the following day at noon, but he asks them to come in through the back door so that Cardinal Richelieu does not see Musketeers being rewarded for defeating the Cardinal’s guards. Monsieur de Tréville smiles and agrees, reflecting privately that the King is like “a child” and the Cardinal “his master.”

D’Artagnan is so excited to meet the King that he can barely sleep. In the morning, he goes to see Athos, who invites him to a tennis game. D’Artagnan...

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