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n, Dubois came to me; it was at night. She told me not to lie down to sleep, but to stay near her side. Without attracting attention, we move nike air max d as close as we could to the prison door. „Between seven and eight,“ she said, „the Conciergerie will catch fire, I have seen to it; no question about it, many people will be burned; it doesn’t matter, Therese,“ the evil creature went on, „thefateof others must always be as nothing to us when our own lives are at stake; well, we are going to escape here, of that you can be sure; four men my confederates will join us and I guarantee you we will be free.“
I have told you, Madame, that the hand of God which had just punished my innocence, employed crime to protect me; the fire began, it spread, the blaze was horrible, twenty-one persons were consumed, but we made a successful sally. The same day we reached the cottage of a poacher, an intimate friend of our band who dwelt in the forest of Bondy.
„There you are, Theres nike air max 1 e,“ Dubois says to me, „free. You may now choo nike air max classic se the kind of life you wish, but were I to have any advice to give you, it would be to renounce the practice of virtue which, as you have noticed, is the courting of disaster; a misplaced delicacy led you to the foot of the scaffold, an appalling crime rescued you from it; have a look about and see how useful are good deeds in this world, and whether it is really worth the trouble immolating yourself for them. Therese, you are young and attractive, heed me, and in two years I’ll have led you to a fortune; but don’t suppose I am going to guide you there along the paths of virtue: when one wants to get on, my dear nike air max 95 girl, one must stop at nothing; decide, then, we have no security in this cottage, we’ve got to leave in a few hours.“
„Oh Madame,“ I said to my benefactress, “ cheap nike air max 90 I am greatly indebted to you, and am far from wishing to disown my obligations; you saved my life; in my view, ’tis frightful the thing was achieved through a crime and, believe me, had I been the one charged to commit it, I should have preferred a tho cheap nike air max trainers usand deaths to the anguish of participating in it; I am aware of all the da nike air max 90 sale ngers I risk in trusting myself to the honest sentiments which will always remain in my heart; but whatever be the thorns of virtue, Madame, I prefer them unhesitatingly and always to the perilous favors which are crime’s accompaniment. There are religious principles within me which, may it please Heaven, will never desert me; if Providence renders difficult my career in life, ’tis in order to compensate me in a better world. That hope is my consolation, it sweetens my griefs, it soothes me in cheap nike air max my sufferings, it fortifies me in distress, and causes me confidently to face all the ills it pleases God to visit upon me. That joy should straightway be extinguished in my soul were I perchance to besmirch it with crime, and together with the fear of nike air max 90 chastisements in this world I should have the painful anticipation of torments in the next, which would not for one instant procure me the tranquillity I thirst after.“
„Those are absurd doctrines which will have you on the dung heap in no time, my girl,“ said Dubois with a frown; „believe me: forget God’s justice, His future punishments and rewards, the lot of those platitudes lead us nowhere but cheap air max 90 to death from starvation. O Therese, the callousness of the Rich legitimates the bad conduct of the Poor; let them open their purse to our needs, let humaneness reign in th nike air max sale eir hearts and virtues will take root in ours; but as long as our misfortune, our patient endurance of it, our good faith, our abjection only serves to double the weight of our chains, our crimes will be their doing, and we will be fools indeed to abstain from them when they can lessen the yoke wherewith their cruelty bears us down. Nature has caused us all to be equals born, Therese; if fate is pleased to upset the primary scheme of the general law, it is up to us to correct its caprices and through our skill to repair the usurpations of the strongest. I love to hear these rich ones, these titled ones, these magistrates and these priests, I love to see them preach virtue to us. It is not very difficult to forswear theft when one has three or four times what one needs to live; it is not very necessary to cheap nike air max plot murder when one is surrounded by nothing but adulators and thralls unto whom one’s will is law; nor is it very hard to be

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