The Three Musketeers
"I shall probably kill you the fourth," said he to him, holding out his hand to assist him to rise.
"It is much better both for you and for me to stop where we are," answered the wounded man.
"Corbleu--I am more your friend than you think--for after our very first encounter, I could by saying a word to the Cardinal have had your throat cut!"
They this time embraced heartily, and without retaining any malice. (Epilogue.110 – Epilogue.113)