I know, it’s been a while since my last update! I’m sorry if I keep you guys waiting. I’m still stuck in the beginning of Les Miserables, from which my Weekend Quote is taken from. In Volume I Book First: A Just Man, readers are being introduced to a bishop called Monsieur Myriel, or he was also known as Monsieur Bienvenu (Welcome) because of his amiability. The passage below took place when the Bishop came to counsel a death convict before the execution.
He mounted the tumbril with him, he mounted the scaffold with him. The sufferer, who had been so gloomy and cast down on the preceding day, was radiant. He felt that his soul was reconciled, and he hoped in God. The Bishop embraced him, and at the moment when the knife was about to fall, he said to him: “God raises from the dead him whom man slays; he whom his brothers have rejected finds his Father once more. Pray, believe, enter into life: the Father is there.”
That was the first passage from Les Miserables that left me weeping, and I was only on the very beginning of it! Right now I’m having a difficult time continuing it, because I’m reading the e-book version of it in my laptop (I do not own an e-book reader yet), and what can I say, I suck at reading e-books. But I really want to nail this, so I got to try hard!
That was my Weekend Quote.
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The first moment that made me cry in Les Miserables was the Bishop’s death. I think he will be my Character Thursday. He’s such a good soul.
Thanks for your participation, Mel.