Day 21Villette by Charlotte Brontë
December 5, 2022 by Yiyun Li
M. Paul brings out hilarity and humor not only from Lucy but from minor characters. Rosine, a functional character so far, speaks against M. Paul’s tantrum, that for her service, “Madame must really hire a gendarme.” Brava, Rosine.
Williams Shackspire! I will always connect Shackspire with M. Paul!
Ah, the light in the ending line of this chapter!
You are well habituated to be passed by as a shadow in Life’s sunshine: it is a new thing to see one testily lifting his hand to screen his eyes, because you tease him with an obtrusive ray.