Chapter 67 and Epilogue Summary
On the way back to La Rochelle, the King and his Musketeers are all in a dreary mood. The King, who gets bored easily, is not eager to return to the drudgery of the slow-paced siege. The Musketeers who guard him take their cues from his behavior. Even the few among them who tend toward natural cheerfulness—such as Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and d’Artagnan—seem unhappy.
When the King stops to hunt magpies one day, d’Artagnan and his friends go to a tavern for a drink. Shortly after they sit down, a dark-haired man approaches. It is none other than the man of Meung, also known as the Comte de Rochefort. D’Artagnan leaps to his feet and demands a duel immediately, but Rochefort has other ideas. He has come to place...
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