TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 19 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 19 Sword-Thrusts in the Water. Raoul on betaking himself to De Guiche found him conversing with De Wardes and Manicamp. De Wardes since the affair of the barricade had treated Raoul as a stranger they behaved as if they were not acquainted. As Raoul entered De Guiche walked up to him and Raoul as he grasped his friend s hand glanced rapidly at his two companions hoping to be able to read on their faces what was passing in their minds. De Wardes was cold and impenetrable Manicamp seemed absorbed in the contemplation of some trimming to his dress. De Guiche led Raoul to an adjoining cabinet and made him sit down saying How well you look That is singular replied Raoul for I am far from being in good spirits. It is your case then Raoul as it is my own - our love affairs do not progress. So much the better count as far as _you_ are concerned the worst news would be good news. In that case do not distress yourself for not only am I very unhappy but what is more I see others about me who are happy. Really I do not understand you replied Raoul explain yourself. You will soon learn. I have tried but in vain to overcome the feeling you saw dawn in me increase and take entire possession of me. I have summoned all your advice and my own strength to my aid. I have well weighed the unfortunate affair in which I have embarked I have sounded its depths that it is an abyss I am aware but it matters little for _I_ shall pursue my own course. This is madness De Guiche you cannot advance another step without risking your own ruin to-day perhaps your life to-morrow. Whatever may happen I have done with reflections listen. And you hope to succeed you believe that Madame will love you Raoul I believe nothing I hope because hope exists in man and never abandons him until death. But admitting that you obtain the happiness you covet even then you are more certainly lost than if you had failed in obtaining it. I beseech you Raoul not to interrupt me .