TWENTY YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 23 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 23 23. One of the Forty Methods of Escape of the Duc de Beaufort. Meanwhile time was passing on for the prisoner as well as for those who were preparing his escape only for him it passed more slowly. Unlike other men who enter with ardor upon a perilous resolution and grow cold as the moment of execution approaches the Duc de Beaufort whose buoyant courage had become a proverb seemed to push time before him and sought most eagerly to hasten the hour of action. In his escape alone apart from his plans for the future which it must be admitted were for the present sufficiently vague and uncertain there was a beginning of vengeance which filled his heart. In the first place his escape would be a serious misfortune to Monsieur de Chavigny whom he hated for the petty persecutions he owed to him. It would be a still worse affair for Mazarin whom he execrated for the greater offences he had committed. It may be observed that there was a proper proportion in his sentiments toward the governor of the prison and the minister -- toward the subordinate and the master. Then Monsieur de Beaufort who was so familiar with the interior of the Palais Royal though he did not know the relations existing between the queen and the cardinal pictured to himself in his prison all that dramatic excitement which would ensue when the rumor should run from the minister s cabinet to the chamber of Anne of Austria Monsieur de Beaufort has escaped Whilst saying that to himself Monsieur de Beaufort smiled pleasantly and imagined himself already outside breathing the air of the plains and the forests pressing a strong horse between his knees and crying out in a loud voice I am free It is true that on coming to himself he found that he was still within four walls he saw La Ramee twirling his thumbs ten feet from him and his guards laughing and drinking in the ante-chamber. The only thing that was pleasant to him in that odious tableau -- such is the .