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7 THE INTERIOR OF "THE MUSKETEERS"
7 THE INTERIOR OF "THE MUSKETEERS".
When d'Artagnan was out of the Louvre, and consulted his friends upon the use he had best make of his share of the forty pistoles, Athos advised him to order a good repast at the Pomme-de-Pin, Porthos to engage a lackey, and Aramis to provide himself with a suitable mistress.
The repast was carried into effect that very day, and the lackey waited at table.
The repast had been ordered by Athos, and the lackey furnished by Porthos.
He was a Picard, whom the glorious Musketeer had picked up on the Bridge Tournelle, making rings and plashing in the water.
Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him away without any other recommendation.
The noble carriage of this gentleman, for whom he believed himself to be engaged, had won Planchet--that was the name of the Picard.
He felt a slight disappointment, however, when he saw that this place was already taken by a compeer named Mousqueton, and when Porthos signified to him that the state of his household, though great, would not support two servants, and that he must enter into the service of d'Artagnan.
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