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The Man in the Iron Mask Chapter Eleven: The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Chapter Eleven: The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • We learn that Vaux is a prestigious palace with an illustrious history.
  • Fouquet wanders throughout his property making sure everything is perfect for the King's arrival.
  • Aramis waves him over to where Le Brun is putting the finishing touches on a portrait of the King. It is perfect. Even Percerin admits as much. Fouquet is so happy that he kisses Le Brun.
  • Fouquet receives word that the King's procession has been seen approaching. He confesses to Aramis that, if the King were willing, they could actually be friends.
  • Aramis tells Fouquet to tell Colbert that, and maybe the man will take pity on him.
  • Aramis leaves to change clothes. We learn that he is staying in the room directly above the King's.
  • Porthos is staying next door.

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