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1  "That was the number which I counted," said the Bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
2  Three days after his arrival, the Bishop visited the hospital.
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3  The installation over, the town waited to see its bishop at work.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
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4  Charles Myriel emigrated to Italy at the very beginning of the Revolution.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
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5  There his wife died of a malady of the chest, from which she had long suffered.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
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6  Very few families had been acquainted with the Myriel family before the Revolution.
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7  The visit ended, he had the director requested to be so good as to come to his house.
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8  Myriel was the son of a councillor of the Parliament of Aix; hence he belonged to the nobility of the bar.
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9  The mayor and the president paid the first call on him, and he, in turn, paid the first call on the general and the prefect.
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10  What had been leanness in her youth had become transparency in her maturity; and this diaphaneity allowed the angel to be seen.
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11  Myriel had to undergo the fate of every newcomer in a little town, where there are many mouths which talk, and very few heads which think.
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12  The Revolution came; events succeeded each other with precipitation; the parliamentary families, decimated, pursued, hunted down, were dispersed.
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13  Myriel was installed in the episcopal palace with the honors required by the Imperial decrees, which class a bishop immediately after a major-general.
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14  He was well formed, though rather short in stature, elegant, graceful, intelligent; the whole of the first portion of his life had been devoted to the world and to gallantry.
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15  It was said that his father, destining him to be the heir of his own post, had married him at a very early age, eighteen or twenty, in accordance with a custom which is rather widely prevalent in parliamentary families.
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16  She had never been pretty; her whole life, which had been nothing but a succession of holy deeds, had finally conferred upon her a sort of pallor and transparency; and as she advanced in years she had acquired what may be called the beauty of goodness.
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17  Although this detail has no connection whatever with the real substance of what we are about to relate, it will not be superfluous, if merely for the sake of exactness in all points, to mention here the various rumors and remarks which had been in circulation about him from the very moment when he arrived in the diocese.
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