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Les Mis progress:


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Waterloo.

Further notes:

1. Hugo is such a liberal. It tickles me.

2. Usually I dislike battlefield descriptions. This one was kinda cool, though.

3. "But this great England will be angry at what we are saying here. She still cherishes, after her own 1688 and our 1789, the feudal illusion. She believes in heredity and hierarchy. This people, surpassed by none in power and glory, regards itself as a nation, and not as a people. And as a people, it willingly subordinates itself and takes a lord for its head. As a workman, it allows itself to be disdained; as a soldier, it allows itself to be flogged."

Comments

1. That was a recurring thing I had when I read the book in high school. "Off with their heads!" I yelled repeatedly. Still, I do love that book very much.