TAILIEUCHUNG - LUYỆN ĐỌC TIẾNG ANH QUA CÁC TÁC PHẨM VĂN HỌC –TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 15
TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 15 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 15 15. Athos as a Diplomatist. D Artagnan retired to bed -- not to sleep but to think over all he had heard that evening. Being naturally goodhearted and having had once a liking for Athos which had grown into a sincere friendship he was delighted at thus meeting a man full of intelligence and moral strength instead of a drunkard. He admitted without annoyance the continued superiority of Athos over himself devoid as he was of that jealousy which might have saddened a less generous disposition he was delighted also that the high qualities of Athos appeared to promise favorably for his mission. Nevertheless it seemed to him that Athos was not in all respects sincere and frank. Who was the youth he had adopted and who bore so striking a resemblance to him What could explain Athos s having re-entered the world and the extreme sobriety he had observed at table The absence of Grimaud whose name had never once been uttered by Athos gave D Artagnan uneasiness. It was evident either that he no longer possessed the confidence of his friend or that Athos was bound by some invisible chain or that he had been forewarned of the lieutenant s visit. He could not help thinking of M. Rochefort whom he had seen in Notre Dame could De Rochefort have forestalled him with Athos Again the moderate fortune which Athos possessed concealed as it was so skillfully seemed to show a regard for appearances and to betray a latent ambition which might be easily aroused. The clear and vigorous intellect of Athos would render him more open to conviction than a less able man would be. He would enter into the minister s schemes with the more ardor because his natural activity would be doubled by necessity. Resolved to seek an explanation on all these points on the following day D Artagnan in spite of his fatigue prepared for an attack and determined that it should take place after breakfast. He determined to cultivate the good-will of the youth Raoul and .
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