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Book Title: Cosette|
The author of the book: Victor Hugo
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.97 MB
Edition: General Books
Date of issue: January 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781150548086
Read full description of the books Cosette:This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. COSETTE IN THE DARK WITH THE STRANGER. Cosette, as we stated, was not frightened. The man spoke to her in a serious, almost low voice, -- "My child, what you are carrying is very heavy." Cosette raised her head and replied, "Yes, sir." "Give it to me," the man continued; "I will carry it." Cosette let go the bucket, and the man walked on by her side. "It is really very heavy," he muttered; then added, "What is your age, little one?" "Eight years, sir." "And have you come far with this?" "From the spring in the wood." "And how far have you to go?" "About a quarter of an hour's walk." The man stopped for a moment, and then suddenly said, -- "Then you have not a mother?" "I do not know," the child answered. Before the man had time to speak, she continued, -- "I do not think so; other girls have one, but I have not." And after a silence, she added, -- COSETTE IN THE DARK WITH THE STRANGER. 147 "I believe that I never had one." The man stopped, put the bucket on the ground, and laid his two hands on her shoulders, making an effort to see her face in the darkness. Cosette's thin sallow countenance was vaguely designed in the vivid gleam of the sky. "What is your name?" the man asked her. "Cosette." The man seemed to have an electric shock; he looked at her again. then removed his hands, took the bucket up again, and continued his walk. A moment after he asked, -- "Where do you live, little one?" "At Montfenneil, if you know the place." "Are we going there?" "Yes, sir." There was another pause, and then he began again. "Who was it that seat you to fetch water from the wood at this hour?" "Madame The"nardier." The man continued with an accent which he strove to render careless, but in which there was, for all that, a singular tremor: -- "What is th...
Read information about the authorVictor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
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