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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers Chapter Fifty-Five: Captivity: The Fourth Day Summary

  • When Felton enters the room, he finds Milady about to hang herself.
  • He tells her not to commit suicide. Milady questions his motives and his adherence to his faith. Her beauty, her grief, and her threats of suicide – it’s all too much for Felton and he’s overcome. She continues to speak in enigmas until, too curious, he begs her to tell him her story.
  • At this point Lord de Winter enters the room, casting an inquiring glance at John.
  • Milady asks de Winter to ask John what favor she was asking.
  • John tells his employer that Milady was asking for a knife.
  • Lord de Winter perceives that John has succumbed to Milady’s charms; he tells him to hold strong for three more days.
  • Milady reflects that she has made some great headway.
  • Felton comes back later and tells her that he wants to be convinced. He will return after twelve to hear her story.
  • Milady insists that she wants to die; Felton persuades her to wait until after he has heard her story.
  • Milady is thrilled. Felton is completely within her grasp.

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