In this controversy the whole company spoke together, and every man seemed wholly bent to extenuate the sum which fell to his share; so that the most probable conclusion which could be foreseen was, that a large portion of the reckoning
would fall to the landlord's share to pay, or (what is much the same thing) would remain unpaid.
up his money and his bank book, he found that he had left one thousand eight hundred roubles, and nothing coming in before the New Year.
"Since I have known you, my friend," said D'Artagnan, "I have never discharged the reckoning
. Porthos often did, Aramis sometimes, and you, you almost always drew out your purse with the dessert.