The true story of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Part I

The true story of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Part I

I stepped out from the womb of the cathedral, back into my tourist life. Underneath the night sky, on the piazza in front of the Notre-Dame, fire breathers entertained scores of tourists. I ambled among the crowds in search of my American brother-and-sister-from-another-mother.

A stout, dark figure appeared in front of me. He wore a black shirt that was buttoned all the way up to his neck. Over his shirt he wore an elegant, black blazer with dark trousers. He loomed over me.

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