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Toilers of the Sea
by Victor Hugo
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First Part-Sieur Clubin
Book I. The History of a Bad Reputation.
I. A Word Written on a White Page.
II. The Bu de la Rue.
III. For Your Wife: When You Marry.
IV. An Unpopular Man.
V. More Suspicious Facts about Gilliatt.
VI. The Dutch Sloop.
VII. A Fit Tenant for a Haunted House
VIII. The Gild-holm-'ur Seat.
Book II. Mess Lethierry.
I. A Troubled Life, but a Quiet Conscience.
II. A Certain Predilection.
III. Mess Lethierry's Vulnerable Part.
Book III. Durande and Deruchette.
I. Prattle and Smoke.
II. The Old Story of Utopia.
III. Rantaine.
IV. Continuation of the Story of Utopia.
V. The "Devil Boat"
VI. Lethierry's Exaltation.
VII. The Same Godfather and the Same Patron Saint.
VIII. "Bonnie Dundee."
IX. The Man Who Discovered Rantaine's Character.
X. Long Yarns.
XI. Matrimonial Prospects.
XII. An Anomaly in the Character of Lethierry.
XIII. Thoughtlessness Adds a Grace to Beauty.
Book IV. The Bagpipe.
I. Streaks of Fire in the Horizon.
II. The Unknown UnfoldS Itself by Degrees.
III. The Air "Bonnie Dundee" Finds an Echo on the Hill.
IV. "A serenade by night may please a lady fair, But of uncle and of guardian let the troubadour beware. Unpublished Comedy
V. A Deserved Success has Always its Detractors.
VI. The Sloop "Cashmere" Saves a Shipwrecked Crew.
VII. How an Idler Had the Good Fortune to be Seen by a Fisherman.
Book V. The Revolver.
I. Conversations at the Jean Auberge.
II. Clubin Observes Some One.
III. Clubin Carries Away Something and Brings Back Nothing.
IV. Pleinmont.
V. The Birds'-Nesters
VI. The Jacressade.
VII. Nocturnal Buyers and Mysterious Sellers.
VIII. A "Cannon" off the Red Ball and the Black.
IX. Useful Information for Persons Who Expect or Fear the Arrival of Letters from Beyond Sea.
Book VI. The Drunken Steersman and the Sober Captain.
I. The Douvres.
II. An Unexpected Flask of Brandy.
III. Conversations Interrupted.
IV. Captain Clubin Displays All His Great Qualities.
V. Clubin Reaches the Crowning-Point of Glory.
VI. The Interior of an Abyss Suddenly Revealed.
VII. An Unexpected Denouement.
Book VII. The Danger of Opening a Book at Random.
I. The Pearl at the Foot of a Precipice.
II. Much Astonishment on the Western Coast.
III. A Quotation from the Bible.
Second Part
Book I. Malicious Gilliatt.
I. The Place Which is Easy to Reach, but Difficult to Leave Again.
II. A Catalogue of Disasters.
III. Sound, but not Safe.
IV. A Preliminary Survey.
V. A Word Upon the Secret Co-operations of the Elements.
VI. A Stable for the Horse.
VII. A Chamber for the Voyager.
VIII. Importunaeque Volucres.
IX. The Rock, and How Gilliatt Used It.
X. The Forge.
XI. Discovery.
XII. The Interior of an Edifice Under the Sea.
XIII. What was Seen There, and What Perceived Dimly.
Book II. The Labour.
I. The Resources of One Who Has Nothing
II. Preparations.
III. Gilliatt's Masterpiece Comes to the Rescue of Lethierry.
IV. Sub Re.
V. Sub Umbra.
VI. Gilliatt Places the Sloop in Readiness
VII. Sudden Danger.
VIII. Movement Rather than Progress.
IX. A Slip Between Cup and Lip
X. Sea-Warnings.
XI. Murmurs in the Air.
Book III. The Struggle.
I. Extremes Meet.
II. The Ocean Winds.
III. The Noises Explained.
IV. Turba Turma.
V. Gilliatt's Alternatives.
VI. The Combat.
Book IV. Pitfalls in the Way.
I. He Who is Hungry is Not Alone.
II. The Monster.
III. Another Kind of Sea-Combat.
IV. Nothing is Hidden, Nothing Lost.
V. The Fatal Difference Between Six Inches and Two Feet.
VI. De Profundis ad Altum.
VII. The Appeal is Heard.
Third Part
Book I. Night and the Moon.
I. The Harbour Clock.
II. The Harbour Bell Again.
Book II. Gratitude and Despotism.
I. Joy Surrounded by Tortures.
II. The Leathern Trunk.
Book III. The Departure of the Cashmere.
I. The Havelet Near the Church.
II. Despair Confronts Despair.
III. The Forethought of Self-Sacrifice
IV. "For Your Wife When You Marry."
V. The Great Tomb.

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