TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 1 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 . | TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 1 In which D Artagnan finishes by at Length placing his Hand upon his Captain s Commission. The reader guesses beforehand whom the usher preceded in announcing the courier from Bretagne. This messenger was easily recognized. It was D Artagnan his clothes dusty his face inflamed his hair dripping with sweat his legs stiff he lifted his feet painfully at every step on which resounded the clink of his blood-stained spurs. He perceived in the doorway he was passing through the superintendent coming out. Fouquet bowed with a smile to him who an hour before was bringing him ruin and death. D Artagnan found in his goodness of heart and in his inexhaustible vigor of body enough presence of mind to remember the kind reception of this man he bowed then also much more from benevolence and compassion than from respect. He felt upon his lips the word which had so many times been repeated to the Duc de Guise Fly. But to pronounce that word would have been to betray his cause to speak that word in the cabinet of the king and before an usher would have been to ruin himself gratuitously and could save nobody. D Artagnan then contented himself with bowing to Fouquet and entered. At this moment the king floated between the joy the last words of Fouquet had given him and his pleasure at the return of D Artagnan. Without being a courtier D Artagnan had a glance as sure and as rapid as if he had been one. He read on his entrance devouring humiliation on the countenance of Colbert. He even heard the king say these words to him - Ah Monsieur Colbert you have then nine hundred thousand livres at the intendance Colbert suffocated bowed but made no reply. All this scene entered into the mind of D Artagnan by the eyes and ears at once. The first word of Louis to his musketeer as if he wished it to contrast with what he was saying at the moment was a kind good day. His second was to send away Colbert. The latter left the king s cabinet pallid and .