But, we digress -- back at the palace the mischievious Cardinal is just busting at the seams to tattle to the King...
"Oh, Constance [her maid], I'm lost, I'm lost, what am I to do?"

"I'll find a messenger, your majesty, who will carry a letter to Lord Buckingham and retrieve the necklace."
Constance rushes to enlist the aid of the dashing D'Artagnan and his new pals...
"I'm at your service, your majesty."
"I've done a foolish thing..."




©2001 Linda Patterson.