2.3 Accomplissement de la promessse ... 3/12/10-13/12/10

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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:54 pm

September 10, 2013

Which Possibly Proves Boulatrouelle's Intelligence

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/98/

Observations on a strange traveler
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:08 pm

September 11, 2013

Cosette Side by Side With the Stranger in the Dark

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/99/

A little child's trusting conversation with an unexpected form of providence.
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:59 pm

September 12, 2013

The Unpleasantness of receiving into One's House a Poor Man ....


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The oddest of inn guests
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:58 pm

September 13, 2013

Thenardier at His Manuevers

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Thenardier tries to have a bill settled to his advantage. Emphasis on "tries"
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:13 pm

September 14, 2013

He who seeks to better himself may render his Situation Worse

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/102/

Why Thenardier shouldn't proceed further.
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Postby Gervais » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Rescue Cosette, Valjean! :mrgreen:
Poor, gentle creature, whose heart had been repressed up to that hour!

Cosette walked along gravely, with her large eyes wide open, and gazing at the sky. She had put her louis in the pocket of her new apron. From time to time, she bent down and glanced at it; then she looked at the good man. She felt something as though she were beside the good God.

I wonder if Valjean ever felt this about Myriel. It kind of adds to the parallels between the two; both are sort of vessels of God's presence, if that makes sense. Hugo probably using them as examples of how humans can bring heaven to others, and then the others can spread it; it's sort of a chain of light, with Thernatdiers and co. a chain of darkness. No, wait, he is. it's just that I feel like this is the section where that process is more clear, you can see the good starting to come into Cosette, and everything is rainbows and kittens.
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:08 am

September 15, 2013

Number 9,430 reappears, and Cosette wins it in the Lottery

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/103/

In which an identity is no longer a surprise, and we find out where Cosette and Jean Valjean go.
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Re: 2.3 Accomplissement de la promessse ... 3/12/10-13/12/10

Postby swr2408018 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:42 am

At the beginning of Ch 9 Hugo writes of Valjean reaching the coast near Cape Brun and getting new clothes at a café near Balaguier: " Là, comme ce n'était pas l'argent qui lui manquait, il put se procurer des vêtements." How is it that a lifer convict does not lack for money? In his previous incarceration, his earnings were held back until his release; do they perhaps pay him regularly since he will never be released?

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Postby CC21106 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:49 am

MmeBahorel wrote:
6 (subscribed to the Champ d'Asile/Field of Refuge/Sanctuary): Colonie française fondée au Texas en 1818 par quelques centaines de bonapartistes et libéraux proscrits. Une souscription avait été lancée par le journal La Minerve, début 1819, pour soutenir les colons.
French colonie founded in Texas in 1818 by a few hundred Bonapartists and banished liberals. A subscription was launched by the newspaper La Minerve, at the beginning of 1819, to sustain the colonists.


Texas had to come into things somewhere. Also, in III/1/XI Lopez is Santa Ana of Alamo fame. Wrong book I know for read through but an interesting Texas tie-in.
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