Wednesday, January 05, 2005

So was he wearing boxers or briefs?

You people just can't imagine all the stones I turned over to find this tidbit for your entertainment.

This day in 1825 wasn't a very good one for The Three Musketeers author Alexandre Dumas. Fighting his first duel, the 23-year-old emerged without serious injury, unless we're talking about his pride.

During the fight, his pants fell down.

Today in Literature

The Alexandre Dumas père Website


Anonymous said...

LOL Maybe that is why he pursued writing?

Brenda Coulter said...

Actually, Heather, he later participated in another duel. This one with pistols. Well, it was almost a duel. Dumas and the other guy drew straws to see which one would shoot himself.

Dumas drew the short straw. He went into a room alone and closed the door. Everyone waited.

A shot was heard, but before anyone found the guts to open the door, Dumas opened it, himself. "Gentlemen, an amazing thing has just happened," he said. "I missed."

Anonymous said...

LOL Imagine that! He Missed! *ggg*

Katie said...

I LOVE your blog! It inspires me. I enjoy your sense of humor and I cannot wait to read what comes next.

haha - he missed!!! haha

Anna Adams said...

Brenda, I love all your writing--and I'd like to thank you for hunting high and low for today's post. I've always liked that Dumas guy! ;-)

Email coming soon, but I've been checking in on your new blog every day, and I thought I'd thank you for the most entertaining read!


Brenda Coulter said...

Aww, shucks, Anna. Thank you.Thanks for posting, Katie. Glad to know I'm keeping you entertained.