His stay at the castle of Stutevill was drawn out to three days, and then, on the third day, as he sat with Bertrade de Montfort in an embrasure
of the south tower of the old castle, he spoke once more of the necessity for leaving and once more she urged him to remain.
There was a rustling in the shadows of a near-by corridor, and he could have sworn that he saw a human hand withdrawn from an embrasure
that opened above him into the domelike rotunda in which he found himself.
The other bank of the stream was open ground -- a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure
through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.
If, at the inception of the race, only Goro and the stars had looked down upon the contestants, such was not the case at its finish, since from an embrasure
near the summit of the wall two close-set black eyes peered down upon the two.
D'Artagnan, with a quick step, came forward to take by the hand the unhappy men who stood trembling at the door of the cabinet; he led them in front of the king's fauteuil , who, having placed himself in the embrasure
of a window, awaited the moment of presentation, and was preparing himself to give the supplicants a rigorously diplomatic reception.
At this door, in the embrasure
of which he was leaning, he saw, standing out strongly, a figure with a brown and lofty countenance, an aquiline nose, a stern but brilliant eye, gray and long hair, a black mustache, the true type of military beauty, whose gorget, more sparkling than a mirror, broke all the reflected lights which concentrated upon it, and sent them back as lightning.
Swinging myself outward, I began the descent, and had come to within a few feet of the ground, being just opposite a narrow window, when I was startled by a savage growl almost in my ear, and then a great taloned paw darted from the aperture to seize me, and I saw the snarling face of a lion within the embrasure
What do you want?' said I, following her to the embrasure
of the window.
There was one among them, the appearance of a lady dressed in black, who was leaning in the embrasure
of a window, and she had a light shining upon her golden hair, and she looked like let us ride on again, for God's sake, through the illuminated villages with the people all awake!
de Treville smiled at this flourish; and leaving his young man compatriot in the embrasure
of the window, where they had talked together, he seated himself at a table in order to write the promised letter of recommendation.
Aramis affected a laugh, to divert the attention of certain curious listeners, and perceiving that Athos had betaken himself to the embrasure
of a window and remained there, he proceeded to join him, throwing out a few words carelessly as he moved through the room.
Each of us had seized his rifle, and Lord John had pulled out a small bush to make an embrasure
in the hedge.