Ulkis wrote:Does that not get followed up because it is mere speculation?
That's going to be my best guess. It does seem rather pointless for that trial that Petit and the Bishop have to be brought up at all, but I guess Hugo included just so Jean Valjean would be reminded once again of his former crimes. It does crack me up though, the thought of Javert being petty and sticking the Bishop into his testimony.Victor, your chapter title pun is obnoxious. I shouldn't be facepalming and sort of giggling at this point. I giggle because you are you.
Is there another meaning to "faveur"? Google translator isn't helping me. :shakes fist:
The Gervais thing is interesting. I certainly did not view the original incident as "stealing". Valjean was in a daze and was standing on the coin which Gervais had dropped. He did not actually forcibly take anything from Gervais. I wonder if there was any kind of "finders keepers" type law in France at this time? Both the Gervais incident and the encounter with the Bishop were life changing events for Valjean. Now they have been turned around to indicate (wrongly) Valjean's descent back into a life of crime.