|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.