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The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
Porthos Timeline and Summary
D’Artagnan uncovers the secret of Porthos’s half-baldric. They decide to settle their differences with a duel. Their duel is interrupted by the Cardinal’s Guards. The two men bond as they fight them off. When helping to recover the diamond studs, Porthos gets into a duel with a fellow diner at the inn. D’Artagnan later learns from the innkeeper that Porthos was annihilated in the duel, but allows Porthos to brag about his victory. Porthos and his friends head back to Paris. They receive word that they have to outfit themselves for war. Porthos immediately goes hunting for his rich mistress, and, by playing on her jealousy, manages to wheedle the necessary money from her. Porthos accompanies D’Artagnan to the convent where Constance is staying. Porthos bears witness at Milady’s trial. He refuses the commission to become Lieutenant Musketeer when D’Artagnan asks. He is going to become a married man. His mistress’s husband has died.