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Everyday the people of Paris are accustomed to waking to the bells of Notre Dame Today the 6th of January was different though It is to be a hectic and eventful for the ambassadors of Flanders would arrive to discuss the marriage of the price to Margaret of FlandersCoincidentally that same day was the Epiphany and the well-renowned Festival of Fools As the citizens of Paris awoke they assembled in the great hall with different expectations Many came to watch the crowning of the Pope of Fools others are anxiously awaiting the start of a melodrama Astoundingly the great hall is filled beyond capacity when tensions break and the crowd orders that the promised play to begin at once It is here where we meet an important plot developer Gringoire the poet who has drafted the play and as any good playwright would is tremendously happy about his masterpiece However to his arrant horror everyone present in the great mass of Parisians losses interest in his production when the ambassadors and other dignitaries arrive with the archbishop Determined to have his piece performed Gringoire pressures the four actors to continue Unfortunately his attempts are vain Some time afterwards a crowd rallies together and begins the election of the Pope of Fools The crowd becomes boisterous even his own actors are drawn to the election Soon Gringoire is left alone His hopes and expectations vanquished the storys playwright departs into the streets as the rest of the city parades its newfound Pope of Fools the opprobrious grotesque Quasimodo As people of all ages presented their hideous grimaces in hopes of being elected Pope the notorious hunchback of Notre Dame Cathedral was spotted amongst the assemblage and crowned the most hideous creature on earth Afterwards Quasimodo is raised above the crowd and is ridiculed However he perceives the crowd is paying homage to his crown Penniless without shelter food and nowhere to turn Gringoire continues to gape
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