The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:|
instantly mounted, the coachman of the latter replacing
D'Artagnan on the coach-box of the royal coach. Musqueton
took the place of the coachman, and drove standing, for
reasons known to himself, like Automedon of antiquity.
The queen, though occupied by a thousand details, tried to
catch the Gascon's eye; but he, with his wonted prudence,
had mingled with the crowd.
"Let us be the avant guard," said he to Porthos, "and find
good quarters at Saint Germain; nobody will think of us, and
for my part I am greatly fatigued."
"As for me," replied Porthos, "I am falling asleep, which is
Twenty Years After