Twenty Years After - Study Guide Chapters 73 - 78 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 73, the musketeer watch as the men left behind on the ship search for their escape vessel. Mordaunt has already lit the fuse before those on board realize their boat is gone. He jumps into the sea but the captain and other three men are consumed by the explosion. After the noise of the explosion is finished, the musketeers hear Mordaunt's cries for help. Athos' pity is roused and he keeps d'Artagnan from hitting the man on the head with an oar. When Athos reaches out his arm to Mordaunt, Mordaunt pulls Athos overboard to drown with him. As they watch, Mordaunt's body floats back to the surface with a dagger in his chest. Athos, in turn, climbs into the boat.

In Chapter 74, Mouston voices his fear that the others may choose to eat him if they are unable to reach land soon. However...

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