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The Forty-Five Guardsmen   By: (1802-1870)

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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS

THE FORTY FIVE GUARDSMEN A SEQUEL TO "CHICOT, THE JESTER"

Copiously Illustrated with elegant Pen and Ink and Wood Engravings, specially drawn for this edition by eminent French and American Artists

NEW YORK PETER FENELON COLLIER, PUBLISHER 1893

[Illustration: Briquet at the window.]

CONTENTS

THE FORTY FIVE GUARDSMEN

CHAPTER

1. The Porte St. Antoine 2. What passed outside the Porte St. Antoine 3. The Examination 4. His Majesty Henri the Third 5. The Execution 6. The Brothers 7. "The Sword of the Brave Chevalier" 8. The Gascon 9. M. de Loignac 10. The Purchase of Cuirasses 11. Still the League 12. The Chamber of his Majesty Henri III. 13. The Dormitory 14. The Shade of Chicot 15. The Difficulty of finding a good Ambassador 16. The Serenade 17. Chicot's Purse 18. The Priory of the Jacobins 19. The two Friends 20. The Breakfast 21. Brother Borromée 22. The Lesson 23. The Penitent 24. The Ambush 25. The Guises 26. The Louvre 27. The Revelation 28. Two Friends 29. St. Maline 30. De Loignac's Interview with the Forty Five 31. The Bourgeois of Paris 32. Brother Borromée 33. Chicot, Latinist 34. The four Winds 35. How Chicot continued his Journey, and what happened to him 36. The third Day of the Journey 37. Ernanton de Carmainges 38. The Stable Yard 39. The Seven Sins of Magdalen 40. Bel Esbat 41. The Letter of M. de Mayenne 42. How Dom Gorenflot blessed the King as he passed before the Priory of the Jacobins 43. How Chicot blessed King Louis II. for having invented Posting, and resolved to profit by it 44. How the King of Navarre guesses that "Turennius" means Turenne, and "Margota" Margot 45. The Avenue three thousand Feet long 46. Marguerite's Room 47. The Explanation 48. The Spanish Ambassador 49. The Poor of Henri of Navarre 50. The true Mistress of the King of Navarre 51. Chicot's Astonishment at finding himself so popular in Nerac 52. How they hunted the Wolf in Navarre 53. How Henri of Navarre behaved in Battle 54. What was passing at the Louvre about the Time Chicot entered Nerac 55. Red Plume and White Plume 56. The Door opens 57. How a great Lady loved in the Year 1586 58. How St. Maline entered into the Turret and what followed 59. What was passing in the mysterious House 60. The Laboratory 61. What Monsieur Francois, Duc d'Anjou, Duc de Brabant and Comte de Flanders, was doing in Flanders 62. Preparations for Battle 63. Monseigneur 64. Monseigneur 65. French and Flemings 66. The Travelers 67. Explanation 68. The Water 69. Flight 70. Transfiguration 71. The two Brothers 72. The Expedition 73. Paul Emile 74. One of the Souvenirs of the Duc d'Anjou 75. How Aurilly executed the Commission of the Duc d'Anjou 76. The Journey 77. How King Henri III. did not invite Grillon to Breakfast, and how Chicot invited himself 78. How, after receiving News from the South, Henri received News from the North 79. The two Companions 80. The Corne d'Abondance 81. What happened in the little Room 82. The Husband and the Lover 83. Showing how Chicot began to understand the Purport of Monsieur de Guise's Letter 84. Le Cardinal de Joyeuse 85. News from Aurilly 86. Doubt 87. Certainty 88. Fatality 89. Les Hospitalières 90. His Highness Monseigneur le Duc de Guise

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

1. Frontispiece . Briquet at the window. 2. "His face pleases me, and he has white hands and a well kept beard." 3. Chicot, on rising, found himself face to face with a soldier. 4. "An ax!" cried Henri, and with a vigorous arm he struck down wood and iron. 5. "I said you were a traitor, and as a traitor you shall die." 6. The prince was cold, stiff, and perfectly inanimate.

THE FORTY FIVE GUARDSMEN

CHAPTER I.

THE PORTE ST. ANTOINE.

On the 26th of October, 1585, the barriers of the Porte St. Antoine were, contrary to custom, still closed at half past ten in the morning. A quarter of an hour after, a guard of twenty Swiss, the favorite troops of Henri III., then king, passed through these barriers, which were again closed behind them... Continue reading book >>




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