A tale of two backpacks

“Jean Valjean had this peculiarity, that he might be said to carry two knapsacks; in one he had the thoughts of a saint, in the other the formidable talents of a convict. He helped himself from one or the other as occasion required.”

So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth

So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Miserables cannot fail to be of use. — Victor Hugo “C’est dommage que je sois un ignorant, car je vous citerais une foule de choses; mais je ne sais rien.” (Grantaire) For my friend, who loves Les Miserables, on their…