The Three Musketeers - Chapter 66 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 66 Summary

They take her to the river, and the executioner binds her hands and feet. Lady de Winter begins to struggle and protest, and d'Artagnan finds it hard to watch. As soon as she realizes that, she calls out to him pretending she has loved him. He takes a step toward her but Athos intervenes reminding him of the kind of woman they are dealing with. Athos calls on the executioner to do his duty, as each man steps forward and gives their personal pardon before her execution. Then the executioner takes her across the river in a boat and decapitates her, then dumps her body in the deepest part of the river on the way back across.

Chapter 66 Analysis

The executioner is the only one with the legal power to execute the woman without being branded a murderer, so he is the one...

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