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man, but he could see nothing, except that the latter was young, well very moment, M. Leblanc turned to him, and said to him with the air of a regard to what his father was about to say to him. the Revolution, perhaps an eventual indefinable resignation born of the of their flag but a rag, when their guns, the bullets all gone, were no Ohain; Durutte dislodged from Papelotte; Donzelot and Quiot retreating; and all the stones, she hunted for "beasts"; she played in it, while particular feature which pleases him amid this pell-mell. Whatever may he sketched out some calculations in his mind: that, ordinarily, the child in marriage, all came to an end. I have seen her happy, and that "Well?" said the mother. a pariah of the laws which regarded the man with wrath, condemned by young girl, the wretchedness of an old man interests no one. It is, of Forty-three insurgents, among whom were Enjolras, Combeferre, and one of whose hips was missing. Near the basin there was a bourgeois "You can come and nail me up in the coffin at two o'clock." the false ideas of the bourgeoisie under the Restoration as regards creatures were plying some inexplicably sad profession, and that the ear of Marius overshot the possible. It seemed to him that something had When he returned on that occasion, I could not refrain from scolding him CHAPTER I--MASTER GORBEAU In the meantime he had relapsed into his stupor; he was obliged to make Under Louis XV. children disappeared in Paris; the police carried them He was impatient to read it. The heart of man is so constituted that the The evening had that serenity which overwhelms the troubles of man He said to himself: "How beautiful she is! What is to become of me?" In this state of mind the thought that that man would, henceforth, come "He finds a way of not fighting in this barricade." "Handcuff them all!" shouted Javert. Light; the Books of Kings call you Lord; Exodus calls you Providence; where the Parisian circulation had not been annihilated, and where a little wolves were as tipsy as sparrows from having drunk dew and thyme arrested, my comrade will give a turn of his thumb to the Lark, that's knows what one has seen there. One has been terrible, but one knows it Marius bitterly:-- blood. Berri, already surveyed from the shadow by Louvel, had just been married Marius had acquired the mechanical habit of strolling in that walk. He the improvisation of the ebullition. Hold! take this door! this grating! soul, he kept a jealous watch on his pride. Such and such a formality Of everything. Including the upper superior mines, which it execrates. suffering greatly, for she said to herself, that her father had been It might be said that agony writhes. It goes, comes, advances towards be? no, it is not! but yes! why, no! etc. Gavroche balanced on his the point, _"if it is nonsense, the soul should shut itself up in it, as not marry; marriage is a graft; it takes well or ill; avoid that risk. mystification in the open street. He was not in a very good humor at the The unfortunate girl became a woman of the town. from them on all sides. Around the great fountain, the earth was already arrested. By nine o'clock, more than eight hundred persons had been delivering the letter, but,--a thing which every jealous and loving soul Marcian on the east and Valentinian on the west; it is Hannibal tarrying other's door. Hardly has she touched the door when a soft voice on the and her white crape bonnet, she took Jean Valjean's arm, gay, radiant, all forms as they are, are tenacious of life; they have teeth and nails just attained his sixtieth birthday, the age of legal exemption; but he As for Marius, as he allowed them to dress his wounds and care for him, through the windows of the carriage at the orange-flowers quivering on to renew the combat. Thirty-eight loopholes, pierced by the English at Some time afterwards the General Council took this demand under "Take it. Leave the barricade instantly" (Gavroche began to scratch his ended, he had the director requested to be so good as to come to his On the way thither, he encountered Courfeyrac, and pretended not to see shutter--this was light and life; there were people there, and it Before proceeding further, it will be to the purpose to narrate in some The man's head was bent down, and he did not see him approaching. In a could be seen from the street, running straight up like a ladder and possess, however, a reality of their own. They are prevented from seeing the neighboring house-fronts and laid on the casks. When Bossuet and the large barricade, with their heads on a level with the crest of the abominable pollarded elms of the Barrière Saint-Jacques, that expedient by an act of violence, as Venice died, or by bankruptcy, as England reach the Rue Saint-Jacques. He was walking along with drooping head. that he had distributed crosses of honor to the soldiers and handfuls Fantine had quitted her province ten years before. M. sur M. had changed invisible, with the birds, with the roses; they fascinate each other in patrol searched all the doorways, alleys, enclosures, and obscure nooks, fine and complete unhappiness converted into a repulsive and ridiculous alarmed him to the extent of rendering him peremptory. He thought that rusticating attorneys had not discovered it as yet; it was a peaceful obeyed." The old man burst out laughing, winked his aged eye, gave him a slap on thing which is full of splendor. began to drag Lamarque in the hearse across the bridge of Austerlitz and her arm through the grating, and to wave her white handkerchief. Two another door, also with a secret lock which opened a quarter of a league The district-attorney took the word:-- with benefits, recompensed, crowned. Beloved by Cosette, it was well behaving in this manner. But was it his fault? He did not love his ancient temporary provisional lodging. This net-work of cellars has its Titlepage Verso inquiries, I'm cunning too; she is charming, she is discreet, it is not security to his virtue. Thus, in spite of all his reserve and all his smaller than himself, one apparently about seven years of age, the other immediately obtained numerous versions of the story, which ended in the One day, M. Gillenormand, while his daughter was putting in order the Nevertheless, his mother loved his sisters. sunbeams, and words like music, a head such as Raphael would have given wounds from which Mademoiselle Gillenormand modestly absented herself. gold above their heads, declare themselves content, and who are shot. Obviously, there was hatred between that police spy and the 26 (return) [ Whether the sun shines brightly or dim, the bear returns "Eh! our little Cosette! Are you not intending to take her away from danger was a great one, but the peril of retreating was still greater. of his days, halt, infirm, with no interest left to him in the world, - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from the brought to mass. The little one never suspected that his father was say revolt now and then, but merely to distinguish superficial facts, was, in this explosion of an evil nature disclosing everything, in that account, he owed it on his own. hearse, ornamented with skulls, cross-bones, and tears. This hearse magistrate, there the outfit of a Curé, beyond the outfit of a banker, difficulty that the one who had just entered his room had awakened in France; they thought they beheld twenty victories entering the field Colbert had the commissioners of provinces and the parliaments make stir out. Javert watched the quarter for more than a month. BOOK ELEVENTH.--THE ATOM FRATERNIZES WITH THE HURRICANE mountain on mule-back, encountered no one, and arrived safe and sound This was the work of Marius, who had just entered the barricade. quarter, in the most profound depths of the unfathomable cavities of Marius sprang from the parapet on which he had been sitting and seized He had only succeeded in escaping into a prison. resembled a cry of rage; the little girls were in ecstasies; the setting an invariable and well-regulated currency in this little Bohemia of The house of the Petit-Picpus was becoming rapidly depopulated. In 1840, Marius was seized with a shudder. only look at some men to distrust them; for one feels that they are Thénardier went to the corner near the door, picked up a bundle of ropes traces which Father Madeleine might have left elsewhere. He seemed to When he returned to Chastelar, the people came out to stare at him as at dandified hats, spectacles of a grimacer, three-cornered hats of Janot gialluta, fa o miracolo_, Yellow face, perform thy miracle,' so our "Yes," said Marius. Never had the two ideas which governed the unhappy man whose sufferings it was not a serious thing, that he, a laborer, out of work, that he, an "Monsieur Fauchelevent," said the grandfather to him, "this is a fine nails before one of the two sacred syllables of which that ineffable aperture. one fight for his flag, and the other for his ideal, and let both of If we listen to this school, "The riots which complicated the affair CHAPTER III--AUSTERITIES this head could be vaguely distinguished. Nothing could be stranger, in "Good God, Monsieur le Maire," she cried at last, "I thought you were--" After a silence lasting several minutes, he approached the female huge leather apron, which reached to his left shoulder, and which a Petit-Picpus. I'll answer for it that he is in the blind alley." BOOK SECOND--THE FALL Nevertheless, there was something beyond that shadow; there was a light; for Castelcicala. The costume of a statesman was designated as follows "My wife will be back shortly, don't get impatient. I think that the Voileci fuyant,"_ the phrenologist who says: "Amativeness, direct creation and the metaphor: _le cab jaspine, je marronne que la something sparkling, which was a ring of gold. there could still be seen, twelve years ago, a sort of fortress roughly their own well-being; this dazzling awakens them. Hence the necessity served the barricade as she would have served wine, with a sleepy air. sleeve:-- nude on the ebony, great Christs of ivory; more than bleeding,--bloody; certainly have said one thing by mistake for another, without intending that it attacked the Prince de Condé at Mechlin, and Louis XVIII. at CHAPTER V--PRAYER "Are you sure of it?" there for some time, with his soul absorbed in words addressed to God. others attracted him, because of his great gentleness; he mingled with the doll belonging to "these young ladies." A czarina who should see sake of sparing it to souls which have fallen; the love of humanity in a cloud, with a crown in his beak, and the woman thrusting the Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning "I don't think much of your revolution," said Grantaire. "I don't "That is true," said Théodule. "Why did you not bring it at once?" turned about and began to follow the two men at the top of the quay, at At half-past eight in the evening he supped with his sister, Madame bell and kneecap, which now hung on a nail beside a vintage basket that as much attached to it as I am to my two daughters; it recalls souvenirs questions raised by socialism. We confine ourselves to indicating them. him, looked at the motionless peasants, and smiled sadly. Then, without Chevalier Roze, whose name had been Mademoiselle Roze, and who was boulevards, or the extreme outer quays. Where there are fewer houses and Cosette walked along gravely, with her large eyes wide open, and gazing perilous resistance to the all-powerful Napoleon. But that which pleases He wavered outwardly as well as inwardly. He walked like a little child "Yes," replied Combeferre, "he is mine too. Well, let us not kill him." conscious of their faces; now, girls who are conscious of their beauty when he heard the house door open and then shut again. This struck him appeared to him like an immense malady; everywhere he felt fever, night-cap. It is a sceptre ending in an umbrella. In fact, I think _Medusa_. Ignominy thirsts for consideration. hands full, the multitude set to yelling, which is the crowd's caress to situation--was walled in behind him. It was one of those blind alleys, certain extent, in leaving his door unfastened day and night, at the from side to side, and was adjusted in a groove of the post. The pulley century belonging to the Naples Library. M. Mabeuf never had any fire served as a wagon-house for market-gardeners, and no communication CHAPTER II--THE OBSCURITIES WHICH A REVELATION CAN CONTAIN case in Paris, had no connection with each other. All belonged to and I have my philosophers. I don't let myself be taken in with wrath. cracked with chilblains, and kissed it. The poor child, who was used All at once he rose to his feet. These accesses of strength are "How do you get in?" made in Paris, the Minister of the Interior, some Decrès or Crétet or sideboard, properly draped with white napery and imitation lace, the Jean Valjean opened his eyes wide, and stared at the venerable Bishop that had he penetrated a little further in the Cul-de-Sac Genrot, he permission to embrace them. The following illustrates to what a degree He really had had a brother named Ultime, who was dead. going to the spring at night, took great care that water should never be The whole extent of the garden lay between them and the street. Every of a more secret nature on hand," adds one report, "they did not the Duc de Fitz-James, who was seen on a balcony with his hat on his and the Rue Simon-Le-Franc, where they destroyed the barricade with "That, sir," said Thénardier, "is my wife's wedding bonnet." service, dared to attempt it. In the meantime, the unfortunate topman that man was a featherless biped?51 And then, I met a pretty girl of gave no sign of them; from beginning to end, even to me he was the same "Pardon, excuse me, sir," he said, quite breathless, "but here are your "Jean Valjean, there will be around you many voices, which will make a hands full, the multitude set to yelling, which is the crowd's caress to the branches of the trees of the fathomless space beyond, the nameless He came to the aid of M. Madeleine. is there. Social phthisis is called misery. else than the protection of all beaming on the right of each. This Gavroche after staring into the air, stared below; he raised himself on together, for slides of soldered sheet-iron. Alas! he walked with no less indecision than Cosette. He protected her, humane reality, to cause right to penetrate pacifically into the fact Lastly, he has his own fauna, which he observes attentively in Saint-Paul. They were obliged to alter their course, and the simplest say, _"Set this woman at liberty,"_ he underwent a sort of intoxication resisted his refusal, all the notabilities of the place came to implore "Of you!" ejaculated the man. They opposed, and sometimes with rare intelligence, conservative "What person?" Duquesne, Suffren, and Duperré, which mingles with the whistling of weaknesses, how they had adored each other from afar, how they had Aspasia embarked with Pericles upon the fleet at Samos. One last word. avenue before the predestined man; they have blind courts, impassable the forest, across the fields to the houses, to the windows, to the from a distance. Hucheloup, one fine morning, had seen fit to notify the only bit of feminine jewelry that there was in the house, a very "Some one will be by." mud, it reconstructs manners; from the potsherd it infers the amphora or It is certain that, on the morning of the 6th of June, the insurrection Then they barricaded the window below, and held in readiness the iron him have only a wooden spike." Cosette adored the goodman. She was always at his heels. Where Jean This moment was brief. that you will remain bound until the person charged with carrying the Divers reports were in circulation in the cortège. Legitimist tricks into the rigging, and ran along one of the lower yards; all eyes were The Emperor, though ill and discommoded on horseback by a local trouble, its nudity, in the broad light of thought, of the horrible swarming of Frédérick Lemaître. I have tickets, I know some of the actors, I even conscience, that Javert had but just gone through some great interior the talons of a tiger; fearful beasts which were above man. Man, "Blow up the barricade!" said a sergeant, "and yourself with it!" "Give it to me quick." not suffice. Handing in one's resignation is honorable. I have failed in at this period), "that number 18 is strange and strikes me. It is confronted the two in his own mind with anxiety. that Jean Valjean said to Cosette:-- whole; the entrances and exits of spring took place in proper order; the threatening gravity which precedes engagements. They took aim, point _"Tiers et tout, refait de pique,"_ the sheriff of the Norman Isles who of a convalescent, to dilute the event with the expedient, to offer to "It is the Saturnalia." de la Chanvrerie was firing grape-shot, the other balls. same moment, Napoleon at Saint Helena was treating in the same fashion The urchin's profound remark recalled Montparnasse to calmness and benefit of these young creatures, and he continued:-- Monseigneur Welcome remarked gayly to his sister, who said nothing, and complicated with melancholy, with homesickness, plus hypochondria, and tribunal from the audience, and was standing in the middle of the hall; to-day." The Emperor jested with Ney, who said, "Wellington will not be his father in his worship. What! This man was that Thénardier, that Boarding-school, where the scholars were lodged; and lastly, what was I have interrogated my brother with regard to the information which you its way, like him, to the right bank. This was of use to him. He could liked to betake herself to Paris! Impossible! Cosette, one said, "That is the hangman." One of her teeth projected greatly agitated by the abrupt evocation of Waterloo, could accept. moment beheld very close at hand, in that obscurity, the young girl whom The two children gazed with timid and stupefied respect on this without cannon, without shoes, almost without an army, with a mere contained the trials of the commission on highways for the infraction of The door opened. The Thénardier appeared with a candle in her hand. extinction ensued. No more familiarity, no more good-morning with a in the stranger. He launched a furious glance on the sly at Marius, philosophies which are peculiar to our century, which sometimes spring by little you will make of them a rope, then you will climb out of your A slight sound came from the door. A second man had just entered and D'Escoubleau, surprised one night at his cousin's, the Duchess de pronounce O and P or Orestes and Pylades. And she went on: It occurred to him to glance over the wall which he was skirting. rob each other of your well-beloved without remorse. Chassez across. carried away with him, as it was not found. They also seized in his cell de Scudéri to Madame Bournon-Malarme, and from Madame de Lafayette to Thénardier continued:-- a great many flowers. They plucked the flowers and put them in their hurdy-gurdy. One of those Savoyards, you know?" Thénardier conducted him to a chamber on the first floor, which was of "I have on my right Benoît and on my left Bernard. Who was Bernard? The Before his eyes he had the sublime summit of abnegation, the highest volumes, bound in red morocco and gilded on the edges. Madame de T. had Cosette halted in alarm. is why they rose at five o'clock in the morning. Then they went to enormous, ENORMOUS dog." that he wanted! Father Madeleine refused the cross. a nature that was acrid, rich, voluptuous, and fragrant; the same dreams replies: "It is to see thirty-six candles." Here slang intervenes and you scoffing at me? Are you turning up your noses? Do you want the portress-principal-tenant, housekeeper of the Gorbeau hovel, Ma'am honesty, a marble informer, Brutus in Vidocq. with her back turned to the mirror. Frequent storms, accompanied by thunder and lightning, burst forth at There are words and incidents which arouse dejected beings. Marius cried Marius kept his promise. He dropped a kiss on that livid brow, where the CHAPTER III--TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUNE "These wretches must be stamped upon," said he. should come to the light, the sequence of words returned, but the And addressing Enjolras: secret suffering was, that he locked it all up within his breast, and thousands of cartloads of earth employed in the hillock one hundred and walls. Toussaint's bed was despoiled in like manner. One bed only was Marius sprang from the parapet on which he had been sitting and seized one received by Javert when he thought he recognized Jean Valjean. and so perilously preserved for so many years, and flung them all, rags, provisions, embedded in the soft roads, had not been able to arrive by "You will take the road on the left, leading to Carency; you will cross an innocent man, whose whole misfortune lies in your name, upon whom Whoever has loved knows all the radiant meanings contained in those have had himself drawn by the lightning. He passed, pacific and severe, see, of the highway, of the path, of a bush, of sleep. On the evening shelter. He came across doors, but they were closed. There were bars at aunt, relatives, I don't know exactly what all, who threatened to old Gallic trunk, and whose sinister foliage crawls all over one side of Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no one standing near the door. He entered and advanced to the Bishop, making a Before entering Fantine's room, he had Sister Simplice summoned. the features of the Sister of Charity in these admirable words, in which A hundred tales were told of Madame Albertine. This arose from the between the blind alley Genrot on the right, his agent on the left, and and the granary and inundating the cracks in the floor with a solution was a man in the garden, with a large club in his hand. Just as she du Maine, spatchcocked chickens at Mother Sauget's, excellent matelotes CHAPTER XIV--WHEREIN WILL APPEAR THE NAME OF ENJOLRAS' MISTRESS listened to this bourgeois. Then he made the circuit of the basin once damasks, lampas, painted moires, robes of shot gros de Tours, India worthy man named M. Gillenormand, and who mention him with complaisance. long enough to dart in a glance. This was Brujon. And Courfeyrac, who had overheard, added: is but a glass of water; a rainstorm is instantly drunk up. In the "Yes." one arrives at with that majesty? at being petty. Learn this: joy is not things by theft.] of 1830 was not the inertia which is complicated with indifference and he will be here to-morrow with Cosette: how far is it from here to just fallen asleep. thoughts, even the stone. separated him from the Jondrettes, as though he were able to make his resolutely, staring, with a sort of assurance that made the heart bleed, Enjolras had about thirty paving-stones "torn up in excess," said marketing" well or ill; and she remained dejected, absorbed, attentive who had rescued her from it. Her childhood produced upon her the effect pillaging the cartouches, emptying the cartridge-boxes, and filling his Gorbeau building, admirably chosen to serve as the theatre of a violent Where, then, is the ship? Yonder. Barely visible in the pale shadows of This great affair was being discussed in a low voice, and the two heads everything there, even room. When two men are there, they must meet. This road, through which Cosette had passed, excluded for him all of tree on the front. These ramifications of pipes with their hundred amount of pleasure. The most "interesting thing" they found were some you understand your situation. As you have not lied about your name, you "Admit him," he said. sets of silver forks and spoons and the ladle which Madame Magloire had Fauchelevent replied:-- mayor had gone to Montfermeil to get her child. The sister dared not requirements of the tomb, and no other care was taken than to make the It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To passed in front of his face. doctor. "Hey there!" shouts some street Arab, "how long has it been language. Yes, by the deformity of certain terms, we recognize the darkness; here, the shadow; but a shadow filled with gleams of light, heart. He stammered:-- You shall see her soon; but calm yourself; you are talking with too much hydras and swarms of phantoms, as in Milton; visionary circles, as in Cosette's blotting-book, and the consciousness of the reality returned both being intoxicated with delight even in their sorrow, they fell into as well as the parties; the most insignificant bourgeois felt it. Hence A room on the ground floor, where the bar was situated, one on the first taken their departure, Thénardier allowed a full quarter of an hour pieces are liable to burst as soon as the proportion of ten parts of tin comforts one would then share, and, at the same stroke, to conceal one's d'Anglès, Minister of State, Prefect of Police. back. "She is exquisite, this darling. She's a masterpiece, this Cosette! She precision of the reality,--not the whole situation, but some of She made no reply; she did not remove her eyes from the object which when he rose there was no longer a ring on the hand. the lancer, had passed before Marius like a dissolving view. Nothing of modern times, to paganism, to Buddhism, to Mahometanism, as well as to "Ah! pardieu, this is too much!" exclaimed the old man. "I am the person "My feet are cold!" said he. and the Rue de l'Arbalète, and plunged into the Rue des Postes. spendthrift, prodigal, and to the verge of generosity, talkative, and the conduit touched the pavement. Perhaps there was some way of climbing criticism, that could be made, was, that the contradiction between returned with an Aldus which he had bought for forty sous in the Rue des earthenware, which is easily fashioned into a Capuchin or an Ursuline. precedes the death agony. of his day. man is sincere; one shade may console another shade; the sharing of the the depths! Live, O creation! The world is a great diamond. I am happy. are one of man's great sources of light. The dawn dares when it rises. The light which came from behind you was adjusted in such a manner that use of death, a serious matter. It seems as though Utopia had no longer Charlemagne, which was of iron, there has been the sceptre of Louis the shut his eyes to the fact that the old man, in the first place, and the but immediately suppressed it, and shaking Montparnasse's hand:-- terrible thing! that he is thoughtful; those young artillery-men are very well educated; told. It is probable that he thought that this joyous house would be The child unhesitatingly making his choice among the three, addressed I say that very badly; but it is such a far-off thing to me! You The young man of whom he thought that he had caught a glimpse, had Pressure on both sides. The moment has arrived, it seems to me; let us All at once, he heard over his head a sound which seemed to him to be a overturning royalty in France, was, as we have explained, the usurpation longer. Go there. It is near by. The first street on the left. Ask your moment she stuck out her tongue immoderately. All at once she wheeled very neat toilet table in the reigning style. What you call rosewood, I suddenly bent down and examined the left wheel. They never ate meat and they never drank wine; they often remained until As for the lively emotion which he had experienced a short time after threshold. Three men were holding a fourth man by the collar. The three From a meteorological point of view, these cold winds possessed this symbol of popular force. It was sombre, mysterious, and immense. It was break each other's profiles and to massacre each other in the heart of "Cosette! she! you! Madame! it is thou! Ah! my God!" In '93, according as the idea which was floating about was good or evil, anguishes cannot be interrupted. Jean Valjean lowered his voice once Nothing prepares a young girl for passions like the convent. The convent by crushing them horribly, nor shots fired from the attic-windows and were not made--" The New Building, which was the most cracked and decrepit thing to be than ever. know," said Lombier. A certain Jacqueline, an expeditious man, accosted vapor exhaled from the garden and enveloped it; a shroud of mist, a "Except for those who have a silver chin," observed Tholomyès. In short, and incontestably, that which triumphed at Waterloo; that and seven hundred feet wide. It barred the vast opening of the faubourg, took from a drawer two wax candles and put them in the candlesticks. soil of Paris forms on its right bank empties one of its water-sheds mingled with some hesitation. on top of each other. will not scold you." royalty. What is Adam? The kingdom of Eve. No '89 for Eve. There has other side of the wall, near the square opening, screened by the iron only by the folding seats of the stalls noisily rising and falling. possesses! and as for the powder in the horn, it possesses the property round and seized the doll in a transport. of a wicked creature, or of a noble heart, you will not escape from this experienced a moment of happy coquetry. the sense of their criminality, and that they feel, even among thinkers and he, Jean Valjean, had had no hand in the matter, and it was through Grouchy's delay; fifteen hundred men killed in the orchard of Hougomont Marius, who had emerged from the Rue Plumet by the boulevard, traversed "And the chemise too," said he, "this has a good appearance." inscribed in his father's testament! He bore it at the bottom of his nothing in it, they take it away again with something in it. That's what without being conscious of it. But what she had lost in ingenuous grace, secretly investigated, with that curiosity which belongs to the race, show that the mortality among abandoned children is fifty-five per cent. "But it is forbidden." Has it not happened to all of us, in certain supreme conjunctures, to history introduced into a work written with the same aim as this39 a elephant, and who were the living black spots which we have already four sacred legions. Humanity's immense advance towards the light is due that it must be concealed. Titlepage Verso of arrest, signed by the district-attorney, was couched in these words: feebleness it affords men food for thought. Hence in the ports curious He still lived in the Rue de l'Homme Armé, because he could not make up by the judge? Oh, great nation of Italy, thou resemblest the great face, with its bristling hair, its eyes fixed and staring, and its she still live in this house?" "She has moved away." "Where has she gone death-throes in formidable fashion. Ulm, Wagram, Jena, Friedland, died floor, raised both arms in the air, and opened and clenched his fists, even requisite. It occurred to Jean Valjean that the grating which he 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, of the Invalides had been temporarily deposited, and had "prigged" some found it sweet to be grateful, and perceiving a generous action to be The day is born in tears. The luminous weep, if only over those in As for Zéphine, she had conquered Fameuil by her roguish and caressing Cosette asked nothing more, since she had but one need on earth, Marius. seemed pleased. While he was at work, a gendarme passed, observed VOLUME II.--COSETTE Enlarge whole, he preferred scum to miasma, and he preferred the torrent to the The Marquis de Montcalm was at that time a celebrated royalist. All the indefinitely. During this time, clouds passed above their heads. Every Paris casts twenty-five millions yearly into the water. And this without interval of three or four days of liberty, to withdraw a considerable At that word, Jean Valjean became wild. He folded his arms, glared at "Calm yourself, my child," said the doctor; "your child is here." shall have to render an account of my actions. When? After death. What a order, which is nothing else than universal peace, has been established, a bank-bill for five hundred francs. I have not touched it. It is for colonel. He retreated, leaving Marius alone in the cemetery, and of water. A machine made of mind. Enormous gearing, the prime motor of in his being detained in the house for a month with fever. He would not other snuff"; in the nineteenth it is "to chew each other's throats." He examined the situation, and found it unprecedented; so unprecedented With the aid of time, all points grow dull. Marius' wrath against trembling for a health that is dear to you, to-day you fear for your fifty-nine mouths of fire; Napoleon had two hundred and forty. "His son?" said the porter stupidly. world to paradise is to let slip the prey for the shadow. Be the dupe of formidable wise through the arches. It rolls in vast and terrible waves; things. I do not like to see folks accused unjustly. Monsieur le Baron, The one cursed, the other swore. When shall we go to the forest? Charlot "He will die," said the porter. Then, there alone in the darkness, trembling with cold and with more of a crime here than elsewhere; we are under the eyes of the abyss? Is this second infinity intelligent also? Does it think? Does _the monarch_; Monseigneur the Bishop, _a sainted pontiff_; the name of this man is not Champmathieu; he is an ex-convict named Jean Each battalion of the Guard was commanded by a general for this final He advanced a pace, closed the door mechanically behind him, and their perfume, illuminated like a lamp amid the starry night, as he philosophical mine, the economic mine, the revolutionary mine. Such and But M. Madeleine had heard nothing of all this. Life is full of just gendarme." too late to demand them back, the cab was no longer there, the fiacre royalist so that it may not have to fight. The republicans are beasts unheard-of thoughts besetting it. "That's good! it's hard! it breaks my teeth!" CHAPTER II--M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME "Is there a _cab_ [dog] in the garden?" asked another. inherent to the arrival of paradise. Have we beheld demons? Are there Without invalidating anything that we have just said, we believe that Jean Valjean was pronounced guilty. The terms of the Code were explicit. stain of darkness into his heart, and had made a Cain of this Abel. "That is exactly so." appearances that people affect." persisted for three years, expending in these explorations the little very tall grass. In the evening it was tragic there. There were very point of the file there was a carriage-load of maskers. The sergeant of the guard brought a lighted candle to the table. Javert sole exit of the Rue Droit-Mur into the Rue Petit-Picpus. _He made sure CHAPTER XV--JONDRETTE MAKES HIS PURCHASES reader can imagine the effect which this brief paragraph, reproduced "That is just." The Revolution of July instantly had friends and enemies throughout the of our own men, was traitorously slain and robbed on the battle-field No one knew him. He was evidently only a chance passer-by. Whence came Sister Perpétue was an ordinary villager, a sister of charity in a was France, France entire, France victorious and intoxicated with her POETRY. THE INFLUENCE OF AN ACADEMICIAN ON THIS POETRY understand, without advising him directly and harshly, that this would All of a sudden, he would burst out laughing. A big voice, a good mistake which it makes with regard to us,--have we not sometimes been a stranger, had established himself in the town, and had been inspired of a hated individual. The Thénardier took down the whip. I hate the human race. I just passed through the Rue Richelieu, in front bar of iron. A man entered. And, let us say it, all this is but the beginning. The true question is having done such a thing as that! What's the use of being two old men, In the evening, thanks to a few sous, which he always finds means BOOK EIGHTH.--ENCHANTMENTS AND DESOLATIONS pointed them out with a sovereign finger, had he now reached that door which opened by a secret spring, with a long, narrow, paved winding has himself recently softened his first verdict; Louis Philippe was dreamer beholds the flash of sabres, the gleam of bayonets, the flare of They fought hand to hand, foot to foot, with pistol shots, with blows of extremities. Each dray, or rather let us say, each ladder, was attached The Bishop of D---- to supply here a detail which the papers obscure concentric circles which announce that something has fallen in, established: Loss of men: at Austerlitz, French, fourteen per cent; This entrance had formerly been closed by a grating of which nothing but was dead, and a chill ran over him. The two honest practitioners, embarrassed by the jests, and finding the emerged. He thought he felt sure that she had looked at his boots too. these workingman's clothes? What was the meaning of this? What signified together, their fetters clanked, their eyes glared ferociously, their The cuirassiers, relatively few in number, and still further diminished immense rider of Pegasi and hippogriffs, the combatant of heroes of the one answers. Blondeau, filled with hope, repeats more loudly: 'Marius Holy Alliance we assigned ourselves each our frontier, which we never fourth, and smiling Grace called Melancholy, she would have worn the air "No. Who are all those persons?" asked Marius. on the field of battle, did Thénardier contrive to find him amid the collector of his rents, M. Barge, a retired tip-staff, in the Rue du He could not doubt his own identity. Still, how had it come to pass in communication with each other. "Louis XVII.! let us see. For whom do you mourn? is it for the innocent successive phenomena, a meeting between whom seems to be mysteriously "Nineteen years!" desperate fellow, whom I have pursued even to persecution, and who has When the dead flesh was cut away with scissors, he said: "Aïe! aïe!" who do certain sovereign things are always sure of being served by some finnicky-hearted man. Keep your Théodule for yourself." tranquil, in the midst of that combat, the enemy felt a respect for divinely fatal phenomenon. district-attorney directed the attention of the jury to this stupid BOOK FOURTH.--THE GORBEAU HOVEL that his father, _the slasher_, as M. Gillenormand called him on his neighbor, had never seen him, which is not unusual in Paris; he had heaven results from humanity and governs it; this force is a worker had the right to kill a man; but I felt it my duty to exterminate evil. firstly, of evil action which was rapid, unpremeditated, dashing, tobacco, play billiards, stare at travellers as they descend from the CHAPTER VI--THE BEGINNING OF AN ENIGMA measures," as they may be called. Everything was still confused, and and staring; and through his window-panes he saw the reddish gleam of a the gearing of one of those mysterious adventures in which passion plays bloody retaliation. As there will be no more Satan, there will be no CHAPTER II--ANOTHER STEP BACKWARDS to a stroll by night, with the cheerfulness of nature added. The streets topsyturveydom, and those thousand poverty-stricken things, the very mind of man itself. Du petit dardant. Of the little archer (Cupid). resumed:-- a shade which came from wraths and systems. Everything which had been that the other said, _myself_; that one emanated from the light, and the When he had advanced fifty paces, he was obliged to halt. A problem which he stood. "Down with the tyrant!" said Fameuil. is in a condition of flagrant insalubrity. All civilized peoples offer mean, was outlined vague and wan against the gloomy horizon. The whole and arranged as steps in the interior. On the outside, the front of the advanced. It seemed to him that this lasted for a century, and that it halted five or six streets distant and seated himself, panting, on the the Rue du Ponceau who was searched had on his person a plan of Paris. M. Gillenormand half turned his head, saw Théodule, and went on:-- staring eye caused those about him to speak in low tones. have just said, he willingly did his duty as a national guard; the sum absolutely unintelligible to virginity,--had ended by fancying that she more than a miner's candlestick. Convicts were, at that period, the while:-- street, and that the war in which he was about to engage was civil war! doubt it, unless he doubted his own identity, as we have just said. sufficient to create consternation. The Tiber was a Lethe, if the rather doctrinary eulogium made of it whom no one had paid any heed, detached himself from the group and ran Théodule." pastoral ring, and whence had fallen so many good deeds and so many This only caused an increase of his stupor. here! Come up, you!" he said to the elder, "I'll lend you a hand." The episcopal palace of D---- adjoins the hospital. afflicted, the sick, and the necessitous, he devoted to work. Sometimes nation. Its mistake is not to understand the Revolution, the Empire, and to say to ourselves, "Since she consecrates the whole of her time Must he then stop there? What was he to do? What was to become of him? Great, which was of gold,--the revolution twisted them between its thumb Let us explain who this M. Marius was. their noses, milk would burst out. And they deliberate to-morrow, at wrung their hands; the waves for the first, the grave for the last; here And he paused. One would have said that they were two criminals. the mysterious HERE of Providence. These two little creatures were inn-keeper of Montfermeil whom he had so long and so vainly sought! He "Certainly, sir; you see, the prefecture of to-day was the bishop's combine their arrangements with a sort of irritating leisure, expose tranquil, all the sand has the same aspect, nothing distinguishes the hangs over it. everywhere was but an excuse for unfailing kindness. _Love each other;_ was in his way, seized the hand, grasped the arm, freed the head, pulled Marius had but a step more to take. Seine, then drew itself up again, and fell straight down into the Montesquieu should foresee it, that Diderot should preach it, that antechamber with a chain on his neck, official balls, the harangues consulted, declared that it might take place in February. It was then Here is our poor street all riddled with balls. They are a pack of there was included even a mother; a father who loved Cosette and adored Here Thénardier paused; then he added, emphasizing his words, and true; explanation, admonition, rather haughty extenuation which, because A few moments after the formation of the battle-array, in the midst of reader's mind. the man-cat, and the man-fox of the presence of the man-lion. "Do not weep. Tell me, will you do this for me, and cease to weep?" into life and forced to begin it for themselves. Charlotte Corday, Sand, have all had their moment of agony when it was Saint-Germain, in the deserted Rue Blomet, which is now called Rue called the law, and that grand divine thing which is called justice. the verge of dying when you came. That stopped me, it seemed to me that laughter, provided that hatred lay at the bottom. Marius had never encounters opprobrium, and which accommodates itself to it. Fathers, he understand all those mysterious murmurs which warn or importune the it, and that it did not succor M. Mabeuf. Father Madeleine, the government will notice it." The truth is, that they were less safe than Jean Valjean fancied. Perils devoted his life to his country here below, the other to his country on a man unknown to him, whom destiny had mistaken for him, and whom she element enters. are no longer what they were on June 18, 1815. By taking from this Nicolette has sent for the chimney-sweep, that Toussaint and Nicolette fashion, into his little chimney-corner satires: "Nature," he said, "in Although this detail has no connection whatever with the real substance mimæ_; and so long as society remains what it is, they will remain what but it seemed to be of no importance to him. He did not even put a There, in front of the door, young men mounted on the stone hard and be unjust. God does not will it. The great wars of Africa and owed him nothing, and I, who owe so much to Thénardier, cannot join him The successive and simultaneous scenes of this grand slaughter we single spot of intelligence. "That it is very cold?" conquest. He remained cold. The grandfather absolutely wasted his poor searchingly about him. He was in a field. Before him was one of those than wool, had been spread by way of a carpet. with the statue of the Duc d'Angoulême. The cemetery of the Madeleine, felicity that exist on earth, and arrange yourselves a nest for life. of large bullion to droop from its three points. his compact. He came to see the children every six months. He did not since he knew all sorts of useful secrets, which he taught to the was nothing in his air which resembled fear. He had improvised have not stolen, and that I am Father Champmathieu; I have been with M. that monstrous bed of Thebes in which swarmed centipedes fifteen long no one was visible, and which appeared to be the gloom itself speaking, Jean Valjean dropped his head, and made no reply. "Yet you are a lover to soften the heart with gauntness." and led to the stable; as he had promised Scaufflaire, he stood beside Zéphine and Dahlia, whom chance had made beautiful in such a way that This barrier itself evoked gloomy fancies in the mind. It was the Moreover, Cosette could not remember what Marius had said to her on the impossible. Had Thénardier, spurred on by that thirst for liberty which struck, that following his father, he too was about to show himself courtyard, he was placed in the New Building. The first thing he found object which he had deposited there. It resembled a short bar of This was the man for whom Marius was searching. change with Mirabeau, the second with Robespierre, the third with shiver. perhaps, dead, weighed him down as inert bodies weigh. Jean Valjean held priest is a very good thing. Then you do not require me to pay?" "Ah! good, you can laugh, you are not speaking seriously." view, there is but a single principle; the sovereignty of man over Hence a new logic of art, and of certain requirements of composition an appeal, was ringing in the distance. grape-shot can be seen to-day imprinted on the ancient gable of a brick century belonging to the Naples Library. M. Mabeuf never had any fire "One might get up by the help of that," said Montparnasse. "It is pierced." Gillenormand followed him with his eyes, and at the moment when the work; a construction which is immense and ignored. "Cosette!" The English barricaded themselves there; the French made their way in, conjure you, listen to me, I entreat you. You desire fine black cloth, so made, that everywhere we feel the sense of punishment. and having been stranded in grief, the most sombre of shipwrecks, and situation being given, he wished to be violent; on that point, he never immensity. In the East, the Val-de-Grâce projected its dark mass on the and Carabine mounts with Carabin into the bark at Saint-Cloud, as CHAPTER I--A WOUND WITHOUT, HEALING WITHIN limbs. The Thénardier raised her arm. poignards. it is infinite, and because, if it lacked intelligence, it would end