"Ah! it's you, master, is it?" said Clopin. "I was there myself, by God! Well, comrade, because you bored us to death this morning, is there any reason why you shouldn't be hanged tonight?" -- 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', Victor Hugo
A few months ago I mentioned in passing to *Gellyh
that I couldn't seem to find The Hunchback of Notre Dame (novel) in Singaporean bookstores so easily. Well the silly bint sent it to me all the way from Holland, so I guess now I have no excuse not
to read it.
'Tis my impression of Hugo's Clopin who, since I lack any sort of originality whatsoever, of course looks an awful lot like Disney's Clopin, sans any sort of amiable qualities whatsoever.
I'd been warned it was going to be an unhappy read, but I wasn't prepared to laugh so hard at that line. It doesn't help that Clopin directs it at Gringoire, who I absolutely can't stand. Aaaaaaargh, he's so whiny!
Just hang him already!--Sak
Clopin Trouillefou and excerpt (C) Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'