TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 20 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 20 Sword-Thrusts in the Water concluded . D Artagnan s apartment was not unoccupied for the Comte de la Fere seated in the recess of a window awaited him. Well said he to D Artagnan as he saw him enter. Well said the latter M. de Wardes has done me the honor to pay me a visit in company with some of his own friends as well as of ours. In fact behind the musketeer appeared De Wardes and Manicamp followed by De Guiche and Buckingham who looked surprised not knowing what was expected of them. Raoul was accompanied by two or three gentlemen and as he entered glanced round the room and perceiving the count he went and placed himself by his side. D Artagnan received his visitors with all the courtesy he was capable of he preserved his unmoved and unconcerned look. All the persons present were men of distinction occupying posts of honor and credit at the court. After he had apologized to each of them for any inconvenience he might have put them to he turned towards De Wardes who in spite of his customary selfcommand could not prevent his face betraying some surprise mingled with not a little uneasiness. Now monsieur said D Artagnan since we are no longer within the precincts of the king s palace and since we can speak out without failing in respect to propriety I will inform you why I have taken the liberty to request you to visit me here and why I have invited these gentlemen to be present at the same time. My friend the Comte de la Fere has acquainted me with the injurious reports you are spreading about myself. You have stated that you regard me as your mortal enemy because I was so you affirm that of your father. Perfectly true monsieur I have said so replied De Wardes whose pallid face became slightly tinged with color. You accuse me therefore of a crime or a fault or of some mean and cowardly act. Have the goodness to state your charge against me in precise terms. In the presence of witnesses Most certainly in the presence of