Je suis obsédé 24601 wrote:
Mademoiselle Mabeuf wrote:Victor Hugo erases twelve hundred pages and then decides not to write a book.
OH MY GOSH. That was hilarious!
Oh my! That's the best!
Gavroche abandons a barricade and donates his pistol to a poorly guarded shop. He visits a family with two girls more and more often, until they adopt him as their child. They also adopt two other boys, and later an orphan girl. Unfortunately, they have to give the girl away.
Marius decides that to be a fanatic Bonapartiste is better than being free.
Le Petit Picpus pays five thousand francs (is that the right sum?) for Fauchelevent and his daughter Cosette to live in the monastery. Cosette gets progressively uglier until they are both kicked out of the monastery.
Joly never acquires new diseases, but keeps feeling healthier and healthier.
Prouvaire subdues revolutionary spirits with his shout "L'avenir vive! France la vive!", reads a love poem, and proceeds to read in foreign languages.
Jean Valjean is almost dying when Cosette and Marius leave him. He gets better remarkably quickly. Soon he can walk in the direction of their house, and eventually gains enough strength to make the entire journey. His visits become more frequent, and the couple warms towards him. [The slightly inappropriate part of my mind wants to continue: At the height of her affection, Cosette ends her marriage with Marius and goes to live with Valjean. To continue further: Marius is so shocked that he becomes ill, starts bleeding from several wounds, and fractures his clavicle. He thinks a change in lifestyle would help, and a trip through the sewers to a fighting barricade indeed miraculously cures him of his physical hurts, but plunges him into a depression.]
A girl known as The Lark is given the nickname Cosette, until her mother finds her and renames her Euphrasie.
C'est tellement mystérieux, le pays des larmes. ~Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry