TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 6 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 6 6. D Artagnan in his Fortieth Year. Years have elapsed many events have happened alas since in our romance of The Three Musketeers we took leave of D Artagnan at No. 12 Rue des Fossoyeurs. D Artagnan had not failed in his career but circumstances had been adverse to him. So long as he was surrounded by his friends he retained his youth and the poetry of his character. He was one of those fine ingenuous natures which assimilate themselves easily to the dispositions of others. Athos imparted to him his greatness of soul Porthos his enthusiasm Aramis his elegance. Had D Artagnan continued his intimacy with these three men he would have become a superior character. Athos was the first to leave him in order that he might retire to a little property he had inherited near Blois Porthos the second to marry an attorney s wife and lastly Aramis the third to take orders and become an abbe. From that day D Artagnan felt lonely and powerless without courage to pursue a career in which he could only distinguish himself on condition that each of his three companions should endow him with one of the gifts each had received from Heaven. Notwithstanding his commission in the musketeers D Artagnan felt completely solitary. For a time the delightful remembrance of Madame Bonancieux left on his character a certain poetic tinge perishable indeed for like all other recollections in this world these impressions were by degrees effaced. A garrison life is fatal even to the most aristocratic organization and imperceptibly D Artagnan always in the camp always on horseback always in garrison became I know not how in the present age one would express it a typical trooper. His early refinement of character was not only not lost it grew even greater than ever but it was now applied to the little instead of to the great things of life -- to the martial condition of the soldier -- comprised under the head of a good lodging a rich table a congenial .

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