Thénardier decides to kill Valjean.Later, Fantine's body is unceremoniously thrown into a public grave.
Valjean broods over Myriel's words.Six years pass and Valjean, using the alias Monsieur Madeleine, has become a wealthy factory owner and is appointed mayor of a town identified only as M_-sur-M_ (i.e., Montreuil-sur-Mer ).He assumes a new identity (Monsieur Madeleine) in order to pursue an honest life.
Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, and that he should use money from the silver candlesticks to make an honest man of himself.He briefly takes care of his two younger brothers, unaware they are related to him.Marius climbs to the top of the barricade, holding a torch in one hand, a powder keg in the other, and threatens to the soldiers that he will blow up the barricade.
He and Cosette then finally meet and declare their love for one another.Notable examples of these adaptations include: The 1935 film directed by Richard Boleslawski, starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton.The Thénardiers have also recognized Valjean and Cosette, and vow their revenge.
Fantine finds work at Monsieur Madeleine's factory.Covers the Eagles for Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer.