The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask
by Alexandre Dumas
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The Man in the Iron Mask Chapter Forty-Four: Result of the Ideas of the King and the Ideas of D'Artagnan Summary

  • D'Artagnan is furious that the King has anticipated him. He decides to go with the fallback plan.
  • D'Artagnan announces his intention to resign, and says that the fleet must return to Nantes with him. With the blockade raised, his friends will have time to escape.
  • When he asks if anyone objects to this plan, an officer stands up and hands D'Artagnan yet another order signed by the King.
  • Should D'Artagnan attempt to resign, says the order, he is to be relieved of command and taken as a prisoner back to France.
  • D'Artagnan is shocked at the King's foresight and wile. He has anticipated D'Artagnan's every move.
  • D'Artagnan's last thought is to simply take the order and hide it in his pocket, but he soon realizes that all the men on the ship have been given a copy of the order.
  • There is no more hope; D'Artagnan allows himself to be taken prisoner by one of his men.
  • D'Artagnan hears canon shots when he reaches the coast of France.

Next Page: Chapter Forty-Five: The Ancestors of Porthos
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