As to Athos, they thought him dead, and left him on the ground.
The swoon of Athos had merely been occasioned by loss of blood.
There happened to be in La Valliere's room a miniature of Athos.
The king turned pale; Athos looked at him with fixed attention.
"And a want of confidence on the part of the subject," pursued Athos, intrepidly.
As he said this, Athos pressed D'Artagnan's hand between both his own.
"Yes; I do not see you in this way without some reason for it," said Athos, smiling.
My dear Athos, he was not red in the face merely, he was positively purple.
Athos felt that he was called upon to give an explanation of what was passing.
However, my dear Athos, you have only to speak, to tell me what you want.