Chicot the Jester, by Alexandre Dumas

Table of Contents

  1. The Wedding of St. Luc.
  2. How it is Not Always he who Opens the Door, who Enters the House.
  3. How it is Sometimes Difficult to Distinguish a Dream from the Reality.
  4. How Madame De St. Luc had Passed the Night.
  5. How Madame De St. Luc Passed the Second Night of Her Marriage.
  6. Le Petit Coucher of Henri iii.
  7. How, Without Any One Knowing Why, the King was Converted Before the Next Day.
  8. How the King was Afraid of Being Afraid.
  9. How the Angel Made a Mistake and Spoke to Chicot, Thinking it was the King.
  10. How Bussy Went to Seek for the Reality of His Dream.
  11. M. Bryan De Monsoreau.
  12. How Bussy Found Both the Portrait and the Original.
  13. Who Diana was.
  14. The Treaty.
  15. The Marriage.
  16. The Marriage.
  17. How Henri iii. Traveled, and How Long it Took Him to Get from Paris to Fontainebleau.
  18. Brother Gorenflot.
  19. How Chicot Found Out that it was Easier to Go in than Out of the Abbey.
  20. How Chicot, Forced to Remain in the Abbey, Saw and Heard Things Very Dangerous to See and Hear.
  21. How Chicot Learned Genealogy.
  22. How M. And Madame De St. Luc Met with a Traveling Companion.
  23. The Old Man.
  24. How Remy-Le-Haudouin Had, in Bussy’s Absence, Established a Communication with the Rue St. Antoine.
  25. The Father and Daughter.
  26. How Brother Gorenflot Awoke, and the Reception he Met with at His Convent.
  27. How Brother Gorenflot remained convinced that he was a somnambulist, and bitterly deplored this infirmity.
  28. How Brother Gorenflot traveled upon an ass, named Panurge, and learned many things he did not know before.
  29. How Brother Gorenflot Changed His Ass for a Mule, and His Mule for a Horse.
  30. How Chicot and His Companion Installed Themselves at the Hotel of the Cross, and How They Were Received by the Host.
  31. How the Monk Confessed the Advocate, and the Advocate the Monk.
  32. How Chicot Used His Sword.
  33. How the Duc d’Anjou Learned that Diana was Not Dead.
  34. How Chicot Returned to the Louvre, and was Received by the King Henri iii.
  35. What Passed Between M. De Monsoreau and the Duke.
  36. Chicot and the King.
  37. What M. De Guise Came to Do at the Louvre.
  38. Castor and Pollux.
  39. In which it is Proved that Listening is the Best Way to Hear.
  40. The Evening of the League.
  41. The Rue De La Ferronnerie.
  42. The Prince and the Friend.
  43. Etymology of the Rue De La Jussienne.
  44. How d’Epernon had his doublet torn, and how Chomberg was stained blue.
  45. Chicot More than Ever King of France.
  46. How Chicot Paid a Visit to Bussy, and what Followed.
  47. The Chess of M. Chicot, and the Cup and Ball of M. Quelus.
  48. The Reception of the Chiefs of the League.
  49. How the King N Axed a Chief who was Neither the Duc De Guise Nor M. d’Anjou.
  50. Eteocles and Polynices.
  51. How People Do Not Always Lose Their Time by Searching Empty Drawers.
  52. Ventre St. Gris.
  53. The Friends.
  54. Bussy and Diana.
  55. How Bussy was Offered Three Hundred Pistoles for His Horse, and Parted with Him for Nothing.
  56. The Diplomacy of the Duc d’Anjou.
  57. The Ideas of the Duc d’Anjou.
  58. A Flight of Angevins.
  59. Roland.
  60. What M. De Monsoreau Came to Announce.
  61. How the King Learned the Flight of His Beloved Brother, and what Followed.
  62. How, as Chicot and the Queen Mother Were Agreed, the King Began to Agree with Them.
  63. In which it is Proved that Gratitude was One of St. Luc’s Virtues.
  64. The Project of M. De St. Luc.
  65. How M. De St. Luc Showed M. De Monsoreau the Thrust that the King had Taught Him.
  66. In which We See the Queen-Mother Enter the Town of Angers, but Not Triumphantly.
  67. Little Causes and Great Effects.
  68. How M. De Monsoreau Opened and Shut His Eyes, which Proved that he was Not Dead.
  69. How M. Le Duc D’Anjou Went to Méridor to Congratulate Madame De Monsoreau on the Death of Her Husband, and Found Him There Before Him.
  70. The Inconvenience of Large Litters and Narrow Doors.
  71. What Temper the King was in when St. Luc Reappeared at the Louvre.
  72. In which We Meet Two Important Personages Whom We have Lost Sight of for Some Time.
  73. Diana’s Second Journey to Paris.
  74. How the Ambassador of the Duc D’Anjou Arrived at the Louvre, and the Reception he Met with.
  75. Which is Only the End of the Preceding One.
  76. How M. De St. Luc Acquitted Himself of the Commission Given to Him by Bussy.
  77. In what Respect M. De St. Luc was More Civilized than M. De Bussy, the Lessons which he Gave Him, and the Use which M. De Bussy Made of Them.
  78. The Precautions of M. De Monsoreau.
  79. A Visit to the House at Les Tournelles.
  80. The Watchers.
  81. How M. Le Duc D’Anjou Signed, and After Having Signed, Spoke.
  82. A Promenade at the Tournelles.
  83. In which Chicot Sleeps.
  84. Where Chicot Wakes.
  85. The Fête Dieu.
  86. Which Will Elucidate the Previous Chapter.
  87. The Procession.
  88. Chicot the First.
  89. Interest and Capital.
  90. What was Passing Near the Bastile While Chicot was Paying His Debt to Y. De Mayenne.
  91. The Assassination.
  92. How Brother Gorenflot Found Himself More than Ever Between a Gallows and an Abbey.
  93. Where Chicot Guesses why D’epernon had Blood on His Feet and None in His Cheeks.
  94. The Morning of the Combat.
  95. The Friends of Bussy.
  96. The Combat.
  97. The End.

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