“A Pantless Musketeer”

Today marks the anniversary of what might have been the incentive for the swashbuckling tales of valor from Alexandre Dumas……
Who among us hasn’t been enamored of the escapades of the Three Musketeers…….
Well, it seems the beginning of Alexandre Dumas’ literary fascination with duels and swords began in slightly less chivalrous manner.
He lost his pants in his first duel…….
Yes, on a snowy day in 1825, a 23 year old Dumas not only fell hs opponent….it seems, his pants became the second victim to fall on that day.
The opponent was only slightly wounded…….Dumas’ pride must have been slightly wounded as well…..
Perhaps enough to drive his pen to become his dueling sword……..
If so, I am thankful for a slight clothing malfunction on a snowy patch of land in 1825.



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I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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