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D'Artagnan is introduced to the three musketeers by incidentally insulting all of them. They each challenge him to a duel for what he has done to them, but while he is dueling with one of the musketeers, one of the cardinal's guards threatens to arrest them because there is a law in which says there is no dueling. D'Artagnan and the musketeers join forces and drive the guards away. Then, d'Artagnan becomes friends with the musketeers. There first mission together is to rescue d'Artagnan's landlord's wife, because she has been kidnapped by the cardinal's guards for information she contains. They were successful in rescuing her, but then they see the landlord's wife with the queen of Spain's secret lover, the duke of Buckingham. She gave him a gift of twelve diamond tags. The cardinal finds out that the queen has given the duke of Buckingham the diamond tags, he asks the king to give a ball and demand her to wear the gift he gave her, the twelve diamond tags. Milady is ordered by the cardinal to steal 2 diamond tags, from the 12, and use it as blackmail. Immediately, the three musketeers and d'Artagnan go to London to help the queen. When d'Artagnan gets there, without the musketeers because they stayed behind fighting the cardinal's spies, Buckingham finds out that he has lost 2 of the diamond tags. So he tells his jeweler to make 2 exact copies of the diamonds. Thus, Buckinghams gives him the copies, he gives it to d'Artagnan, and he takes it to Paris to give to the queen. Everything goes as planned.
D'Artagnan leaves Paris, because he was in danger of the cardinal's spies, and goes looks for the musketeers. He finds all of them exactly where they were left at. Then, they found out that they needed to buy equipment for the king's military mission. None of the musketeers have any money, so they needed to find a way to get some. D'Artagnan sees Milady by accident while he is walking around, and he is very attracted to her. He fights a man who was stalking her and wins, but does not kill him.
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In conclusion, The Three Musketeers is a very good book. It is about many heroic deeds done by the good. Of course, the good guys win, like in all books, but it is still a very good book.