Toilers of the Sea, by Victor Hugo

Table of Contents



Part i. — Sieur Clubin

Book I. The History of a Bad Reputation
  1. A Word Written on a White Page
  2. The BÛ De La Rue
  3. For Your Wife: When You Marry
  4. An Unpopular Man
  5. More Suspicious Facts About Gilliatt
  6. The Dutch Sloop
  7. A Fit Tenant for a Haunted House
  8. The Gild-Holm-‘Ur Seat
Book ii. Mess Lethierry
  1. A Troubled Life, but a Quiet Conscience
  2. A Certain Predilection
  3. The Old Sea Language
  4. One is Vulnerable where One Loves
Book iii. Durande and DÉRuchette
  1. Prattle and Smoke
  2. The Old Story of Utopia
  3. Rantaine
  4. Continuation of the Story of Utopia
  5. The Devil Boat
  6. Lethierry’s Exaltation
  7. The Same Godfather and the Same Patron Saint
  8. “Bonnie Dundee”
  9. The Man who Discovered Rantaine’s Character
  10. Long Yarns
  11. Matrimonial Prospects
  12. An Anomaly in the Character of Lethierry
  13. Thoughtlessness Adds a Grace to Beauty
Book iv. The Bagpipe
  1. Streaks of Fire on the Horizon
  2. The Unknown Unfolds Itself by Degrees
  3. The Air “Bonnie Dundee” Finds an Echo on the Hill
  4. A Deserved Success has Always its Detractors
  5. The Sloop “Cashmere” Saves a Shipwrecked Crew
  6. How an Idler had the Good Fortune to Be Seen by a Fisherman
Book v. The Revolver
  1. Conversations at the Jean Auberge
  2. Clubin Observes Someone
  3. Clubin Carries Away Something and Brings Back Nothing
  4. Pleinmont
  5. The Birds’-Nesters
  6. The Jacressade
  7. Nocturnal Buyers and Mysterious Sellers
  8. A “Cannon” Off the Red Ball and the Black
  9. Useful Information for Persons who Expect or Fear the Arrival of Letters from Beyond Sea
Book vi. The Drunken Steersman and the Sober Captain
  1. The Douvres
  2. An Unexpected Flask of Brandy
  3. Conversations Interrupted
  4. Captain Clubin Displays All His Great Qualities
  5. Clubin Reaches the Crowning-Point of Glory
  6. The Interior of an Abyss Suddenly Revealed
  7. An Unexpected Denouement
Book vii. The Danger of Opening a Book at Random
  1. The Pearl at the Foot of the Precipice
  2. Much Astonishment on the Western Coast
  3. A Quotation from the Bible

Part ii. — Malicious Gilliatt

Book i. The Rock
  1. The Place which is Difficult to Reach, and Difficult to Leave
  2. A Catalogue of Disasters
  3. Sound; but Not Safe
  4. A Preliminary Survey
  5. A Word Upon the Secret Co-Operations of the Elements
  6. A Stable for the Horse
  7. A Chamber for the Voyager
  8. ImportunÆQue Volucres
  9. The Rock, and How Gilliatt Used it
  10. The Forge
  11. Discovery
  12. The Interior of an Edifice Under the Sea
  13. What was Seen There; and what Perceived Dimly
Book ii. The Labour
  1. The Resources of One who has Nothing
  2. Wherein Shakespeare and ÆSchylus Meet
  3. Gilliatt’s Masterpiece Comes to the Rescue of that of Lethierry
  4. Sub Re
  5. Sub Umbra
  6. Gilliatt Places the Sloop in Readiness
  7. Sudden Danger
  8. Movement Rather than Progress
  9. A Slip Between Cup and Lip
  10. Sea-Warnings
  11. A Word to the Wise is Enough
Book iii. The Struggle
  1. Extremes Meet
  2. The Ocean Winds
  3. The Noises Explained
  4. Turba Turma
  5. Gilliatt’s Alternatives
  6. The Combat
Book iv. Pitfalls in the Way
  1. He who is Hungry is Not Alone
  2. The Monster
  3. Another Kind of Sea-Combat
  4. Nothing is Hidden, Nothing Lost
  5. The Fatal Difference Between Six Inches and Two Feet
  6. De Profundis Ad Altum
  7. The Appeal is Heard

Part iii. — Déruchette

Book i. Night and the Moon
  1. The Harbour Bell
  2. The Harbour Bell Again
Book ii. Gratitude and Despotism
  1. Joy Surrounded by Tortures
  2. The Leathern Trunk
Book iii. The Departure of the Cashmere
  1. The Havelet Near the Church
  2. Despair Confronts Despair
  3. The Forethought of Self-Sacrifice
  4. For Your Wife: When You Marry
  5. The Great Tomb

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