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"Madame," said Athos, passing his arm under that of D’Artagnan, "we abandon to your pious care the body of that unfortunate woman. She was an angel on earth before being an angel in heaven. Treat her as one of your sisters. We will return someday to pray over her grave." D’Artagnan concealed his face in the bosom of Athos, and sobbed aloud.

"Weep," said Athos, "weep, heart full of love, youth, and life! Alas, would I could weep like you!" (63.206)

And then we never hear about Constance again. This reflects the cavalier nature of life and death in the novel. Also, this passage is striking for Athos’s admission that his feelings about life have changed.

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