TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 3 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 3 3. Dead Animosities. D Artagnan arrived at the Bastile just as it was striking half-past eight. His visit was announced to the governor who on hearing that he came from the cardinal went to meet him and received him at the top of the great flight of steps outside the door. The governor of the Bastile was Monsieur du Tremblay the brother of the famous Capuchin Joseph that fearful favorite of Richelieu s who went by the name of the Gray Cardinal. During the period that the Duc de Bassompierre passed in the Bastile -- where he remained for twelve long years -- when his companions in their dreams of liberty said to each other As for me I shall go out of the prison at such a time and another at such and such a time the duke used to answer As for me gentlemen I shall leave only when Monsieur du Tremblay leaves meaning that at the death of the cardinal Du Tremblay would certainly lose his place at the Bastile and De Bassompierre regain his at court. His prediction was nearly fulfilled but in a very different way from that which De Bassompierre supposed for after the death of Richelieu everything went on contrary to expectation in the same way as before and Bassompierre had little chance of leaving his prison. Monsieur du Tremblay received D Artagnan with extreme politeness and invited him to sit down with him to supper of which he was himself about to partake. I should be delighted to do so was the reply but if I am not mistaken the words In haste are written on the envelope of the letter which I brought. You are right said Du Tremblay. Halloo major tell them to order Number 25 to come downstairs. The unhappy wretch who entered the Bastile ceased as he crossed the threshold to be a man -- he became a number. D Artagnan shuddered at the noise of the keys he remained on horseback feeling no inclination to dismount and sat looking at the bars at the buttressed windows and the immense walls he had hitherto only seen from the other

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