"Three men I saw beyond the wall..." ???

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"Three men I saw beyond the wall..." ???

Postby omundovaigirando » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:27 am

Were two of them not visible to Cosette in the Attack on Rue Plumet? Thénardier, Montparnasse, Claquesous, Babet and Brujon make five.
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Re: "Three men I saw beyond the wall..." ???

Postby deHavilland » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:12 pm

Personally, I've always interpreted this as a complete Cosette fabrication. She was busy snogging Marius but she needs to cover for the fact that Valjean heard Éponine scream, so that's what she comes up with. "Oh, I saw three burglar-type guys!"

She'd have been better off to have said she'd seen a rat, given that this is what instigates Valjean to pack up and go to England.
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Re: "Three men I saw beyond the wall..." ???

Postby omundovaigirando » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 pm

I'd never realized that before! Yeah, Cosette blew it. I mean, I think they would have left anyway because of Javert as well as Paris being ... Paris, but she just cemented his doubts.
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