Why, one of them is a rich lord from Touraine and the other a knight of Malta, of noble family.
he cried; "one of them is trembling with fever, having failed to adapt himself to this charming country of yours, and the other is a knight of Malta, as timid as a young girl; and for greater security we have taken from them even their penknives and pocket scissors.
It will be well to prepare a light supper, of which you, Athos and Aramis, are not to partake -- Athos, because I told him you had a fever; Aramis, because you are a knight of Malta and won't mix with fellows like us.
My intention is to make profession, and become a knight of Malta
," added Bragelonne, letting fall, one by one, words more icy than the drops which fall from the bare trees after the tempests of winter.