Notre-Dame de Paris

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BOOK TEN

I
GRINGOIRE HAS SEVERAL GOOD IDEAS IN
SUCCESSION IN THE RUE DES BERNARDINS

ONCE Pierre Gringoire had seen how this affair was turning out and that there would definitely be rope, hanging, and sundry other bits of unpleasantness for the main actors in this play, he no longer cared to be mixed up in it. The truands, with whom he had remained, judging that in the last analysis they offered the best company in Paris, the truands had continued to take an interest in the gypsy girl. He had found that quite natural on the part of people who, like her, had no prospect other than Charmolue and Torterue, and who did not ride like him in the realm of the imagination between Pegasus' two wings. He had learned from their remarks that his bride of the broken pitcher had found refuge in Notre-Dame, and he was very glad she had. But he was not even tempted to go and see her there. He sometimes thought of the little goat, and that was all. For the rest, by day he performed feats of strength for a living, and at night he was working on a paper against the Bishop of Paris, for he remembered being soaked by the bishop's mill-wheels, and still bore him a grudge. He was also busy writing a commentary on the fine work of Baudry the Red, Bishop of Noyon and Tournai, De cupa petrarum [On Stonecutting], which had filled him with a violent enthusiasm for architecture; an interest which had replaced in his heart his passion for hermeticism, of which it was in any case merely the natural corollary, since there is a close link between hermetics and masonry. Gringoire had passed from the love of an idea to love of the form of that idea.

One day he had stopped near Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, at the corner of a house called le For-l'Evêque, which stood

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Notre-Dame De Paris i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Text xxvi
  • Select Bibliography xxvii
  • A Chronology of Victor Hugo xxviii
  • Table of Contents 3
  • Note to the First Edition 7
  • Book One 13
  • I The Great Hall 13
  • II Pierre Gringoire 28
  • III Monsieur Le Cardinal 38
  • IV Maître Jacques Coppenole 45
  • V Quasimodo 54
  • VI La Esmeralda 61
  • Book Two 65
  • II The Place de Grève 68
  • III Besos Para Golpes⋆ 71
  • IV The Disadvantages of Following a Pretty Woman Through the Streets at Night 81
  • V The Disadvantages (Continued) 86
  • VI The Broken Pitcher 89
  • VII A Wedding Night 108
  • Book Three 119
  • I Notre-Dame 119
  • II A Bird's-Eye View of Paris 128
  • Book Four 153
  • I Kind Souls 153
  • II Claude Frollo 157
  • III Immanis Pecoris Custos Immanior Ipse⋆ [Of a Monstrous Flock a Still More Monstrous Keeper] 163
  • IV The Dog and His Master 171
  • V Claude Frollo (Continued) 173
  • VI Popularity 180
  • Book Five 181
  • I Abbas Beati Martini [The Abbot of Saint-Martin] 181
  • II This Will Kill That 192
  • Book Six 207
  • I An Impartial Look at the Old Magistracy 207
  • II The Rat-Hole 218
  • III The Story of a Maize Cake 223
  • IV A Tear for a Drop of Water 244
  • V The Story of the Cake (Concluded) 254
  • Book Seven 255
  • I Of the Danger of Confiding Your Secret to a Goat 255
  • II A Priest and a Philosopher are Two Different Things 270
  • III The Bells 279
  • IV 'AnáГkh 282
  • V The Two Men in Black 296
  • VI The Effect That Can Be Produced by Seven Oaths Uttered in the Open Air 302
  • VII The Bogeyman-Monk 307
  • VIII Of the Usefulness of Windows Looking Out on to the River 315
  • Book Eight 323
  • I The Gold Écu Turned into a Dry Leaf 323
  • II The Gold Écu Turned into a Dry Leaf (continued) 333
  • III End of the Gold Écu Turned into a Dry Leaf 338
  • IV Lasciate Ogni Speranza [Ball Hope Abandon . . .] 342
  • V The Mother 356
  • VI Three Men's Hearts Differently Made 361
  • Book Nine 379
  • I Fever 379
  • II Hunchbacked, One-Eyed, Lame 391
  • III Deaf 395
  • IV Earthenware and Crystal 398
  • V The Key to the Red Door 409
  • VI The Key to the Red Door (continued) 412
  • Book Ten, I Gringoire Has Several Good Ideas in Succession in the Rue des Bernardins 417
  • II Become a Truand! 428
  • III Three Cheers for Pleasure! 431
  • IV An Awkward Friend 440
  • V The Private Retreat Where Monsieur Louis of France Says His Hours 460
  • VI Little Blade on the Prowl 491
  • VII Châteapers to the Rescue! 492
  • Book Eleven 495
  • I The Little Shoe 495
  • II La Creatura Bella Bianco Vestita (Dante) 528
  • III Phoebus' Marriage 537
  • IV Quasimodo's Marriage 538
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