#56- Les Misérables, Victor Hugo- part 2 Cosette

Cosette- The daughter of Fantine. After Fantine dies, from approximately the age of three to the age of eight, Cosette is beaten and forced to work for the Thénardiers.  Mrs.Thénardier spoils her own daughters and abuses Cosette.  The ex-convict Jean Valjean feels sorry for Cosette and help raise her. Cosette dreams and thoughts and reality: There is a castle on a cloud I like to go there in my sleep Aren't any floors for me to sweep Not in my castle on a cloud There is a room that's full of toys There are a hundred boys and girls Nobody shouts or talks too loud Not in my castle on a cloud There is a lady all in white Holds me and sings a lullaby She's nice to see and she's soft to touch She says, "Cosette, I love you very much" I know a place where no one's lost I know a place where no one cries Crying at all is not allowed Not in my castle on a cloud Oh, help, I think I hear them now And I’m nowhere near finished sweeping…. scrubbing and polishing the floors. Oh, it’s her… It’s madame [Mrs. Thenardier:] Now look who’s here! The little madame herself Pretending once again she’s been so awfully good Better not let me catch you slacking. Better not catch my eye Ten rotten francs you mother sends me What’s that’ going to buy? Now take that pail, My little mademoiselle And go draw some water from the well We should never have taken you in In the first place How stupid the things we do Like mother like daughter, the scum of the street Still there, Cosette? Your tears will do you no good I told you, fetch some water from the well in the wood. COSETTE says: Please do not send me out alone Not in the darkness on my own [Mrs. Thenardier:] Enough of that ………………………… and don’t forget to be nice You heard me ask for something and I never ask twice Castle on a Cloud - Hannah Chick (Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert - Royal Albert Hall in London) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/uirapuru/message

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This podcast is for people taking early steps in the English language. I will be reading: popular nursery rhymes, Poems, and short stories. Since beginning ESL students are not regularly exposed to English literature, I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to these beautiful writings and learn something new!