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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a last verse from victor hugo

On May 9, 1884, Victor Hugo wrote what would be his last scrap of verse - about the family cat:

I bid the cat good morning;
I offer my paw, he gives me his claw;
We are good friends.

From Graham Robb, Victor Hugo: A Biography (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998), p. 521.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the end of his life, Hugo was still able to focus on what was important -- cats, and friendship. That's something our human likes about the French, they know how to appreciate life.