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15 MEN OF THE ROBE AND MEN OF THE SWORD
15 MEN OF THE ROBE AND MEN OF THE SWORD.
On the day after these events had taken place, Athos not having reappeared, M.de Treville was informed by d'Artagnan and Porthos of the circumstance.
As to Aramis, he had asked for leave of absence for five days, and was gone, it was said, to Rouen on family business.
M.de Treville was the father of his soldiers.
The lowest or the least known of them, as soon as he assumed the uniform of the company, was as sure of his aid and support as if he had been his own brother.
He repaired, then, instantly to the office of the LIEUTENANT-CRIMINEL.
The officer who commanded the post of the Red Cross was sent for, and by successive inquiries they learned that Athos was then lodged in the Fort l'Eveque.
Athos had passed through all the examinations we have seen Bonacieux undergo.
We were present at the scene in which the two captives were confronted with each other.
Athos, who had till that time said nothing for fear that d'Artagnan, interrupted in his turn, should not have the time necessary, from this moment declared that his name was Athos, and not d'Artagnan.
He added that he did not know either M.or Mme.Bonacieux; that he had never spoken to the one or the other; that he had come, at about ten o'clock in the evening, to pay a visit to his friend M.
d'Artagnan, but that till that hour he had been at M.de Treville's, where he had dined.
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