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That morning he had quitted the seventh tree and had seated himself on the parapet of the River des Gobelins.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V4), BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—AN APPARITION TO MARIUS   Context
The great river which covered the boulevards divided in a twinkling, overflowed to right and left, and spread in torrents over two hundred streets at once with the roar of a sewer that has broken loose.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I—SOME EXPLANATIONS WITH REGARD TO THE ORIGIN OF   Context
It was that first, redoubtable moment of inundation, when the stream rises to the level of the levee and when the water begins to filter through the fissures of dike.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V4), BOOK 14: CHAPTER III—GAVROCHE WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER TO ACCEPT ENJ   Context
He crossed the little river Crinchon, and found himself in a labyrinth of narrow alleys where he lost his way.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V1), BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII—THE TRAVELLER ON HIS ARRIVAL TAKES PRECAUTION   Context
He speedily divined, however, that Jean Valjean would want to put the river between his pursuers and himself.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT   Context
Each of these dungeons has the remains of an iron door, a vault, and a grated opening which, on the outside, is two feet above the level of the river, and on the inside, six feet above the level of the ground.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V2), BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT   Context
Several squares of the Guard, motionless amid this stream of the defeat, as rocks in running water, held their own until night.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V2), BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—THE LAST SQUARE   Context
Agamemnon, king of the heroes, flings to earth Elatos, born in the rocky city which is laved by the sounding river Satnois.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES   Context
There he would inevitably find himself blocked between the perpendicular wall on his right, the river on his left and in front of him, and the authorities on his heels.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN   Context
This grating, a sort of door pierced at the base of the quay, opened on the river as well as on the shore.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN   Context
Beyond the grating was the open air, the river, the daylight, the shore, very narrow but sufficient for escape.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T   Context
Such a find is a rarity, it attracts attention, very few people make use of the sewers for their affairs, while the river belongs to everybody.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE TORN COAT-TAIL   Context
Jean Valjean was on the point of dipping his hand in the river once more, when, all at once, he experienced an indescribable embarrassment, such as a person feels when there is some one behind him whom he does not see.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—MARIUS PRODUCES ON SOME ONE WHO IS A JUDGE OF   Context
The flood in the river, divined rather than perceived, the tragic whispering of the waves, the melancholy vastness of the arches of the bridge, the imaginable fall into that gloomy void, into all that shadow was full of horror.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT   Context
To be always peaceful does not depend on progress any more than it does on the stream; erect no barriers, cast in no boulders; obstacles make water froth and humanity boil.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N   Context
So far as Paris is concerned, it has become indispensable of late, to transport the mouths of the sewers down stream, below the last bridge.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LAND IMPOVERISHED BY THE SEA   Context
He felt a warm stream which came from Marius trickling down upon him and making its way under his clothes.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES   Context
A bit of plaster which fell into the stream and splashed up the water a few paces away from Jean Valjean, warned him that the ball had struck the arch over his head.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—EXPLANATION   Context
On the right, down stream, the bridge of Jena was discernible, on the left, upstream, the bridge of the Invalides; the place would have been a propitious one in which to await the night and to escape.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T   Context
Sometimes a rivulet suddenly bursts through a vault that has been begun, and inundates the laborers; or a layer of marl is laid bare, and rolls down with the fury of a cataract, breaking the stoutest supporting beams like glass.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS   Context
At the most unforeseen moment, and without having ceased to walk in a straight line, he perceived that he was no longer ascending; the water of the rivulet was beating against his heels, instead of meeting him at his toes.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES   Context
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