As they were riveting the bolt of his collar shackle with great whacks of the hammer at the back of his neck, he wept, he choked on tears that prevented him from speaking; the only thing he managed to get out from time to time was: “I was a pruner in Faverolles.” Then, sobbing all the while, he raised his right hand and lowered it gradually seven times as though patting seven heads at different heights and through this gesture you could guess that whatever it was he had done, he had done it to feed and clothe seven small children.
|—||Les Misérables (Julie Rose translation, Part One, Book Two, Chapter VI - Jean Valjean)|
"You would trade your life for his? I thought you had a destiny. Is that destiny not worth one life?"
2x21 - Comes the Inquisitor
Okay, making it official!
I and @needsmoreresearch are going to be starting a reading group for Victor Hugo’s Ninety-Three ! You know, the one about the actual French Revolution, or at least Hugo’s version of the actual Revolution.
WHEN: First post for the first chapter goes up on MONDAY, APRIL 14th! So order your book and get that first chapter read! (It’s a longish one!)
HOW: It’ll work like Brick!club did: 1 chapter, 1 post, per day. Anyone with a copy of the text can post with us any day, and people are free to drop in and post or not any time! Just use the club tag. “ClubNinetyThree” (that way we’re not stumbling into Actual History Bloggers’ space or anything and anyone who wants to stay out of the main tags for…er…whatever Ninety-Three fandom may exist, can!) (though I suspect we’re IT, there,)
Since there are 93 chapters (because OF COURSE THERE ARE) it’ll run us about 13 weeks of posting, so we’ll be finishing up in early July!
We’ll track chapters like we did for Les Mis: Book, Volume, Chapter, or, as it’s called in my copy, Part, Book, Chapter. So “Part The First: At Sea, Book the Third: Halmalo, Chapter 1: Speech is the Word” would be abbreviated 1.3.1 for tags.
Again: MONDAY APRIL 14th for the first post, tag “ClubNinetyThree”, ANYONE CAN JOIN, you don’t have to ask permission! THIS IS A REVOLUTION HERE YOU DON”T ASK TO PARTICIPATE IN A REVOLUTION, permits are almost NEVER acquired. Just treat your fellow-citizens with respect (that rule IS important) and have fun! See you then!