The Three Musketeers - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

D'Artagnan hires a lackey, or valet, with part of his portion of the gold pistoles. His new valet is a Picard named Planchet, and the valets of the other men are introduced at this point in the story as well. Athos' man is named Grimaud, Porthos' man is a Norman called Mousqueton, and Aramis' lackey is called Bazin.

After the valets are introduced, the characters of the Musketeers are sketched out further. Athos, Porthos and Aramis are highly unusual names for Frenchmen of this period, so d'Artagnan is aware that these are assumed names, meant to cover the identities of their owners, but he is already sure that they are all noblemen although he can find out nothing concrete beyond the obvious characteristics: Athos is very reserved, likes to gamble and at some time in his life he has obviously had a bad...

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