Safe within his cathedral haunts, perched upon the highest ledges he squats, watching. Espies the dancing girl and, his heart raced. Why it should do so, he didn’t know but now, she was going to be burned alive. She’d saved his life once, took pity on him by giving him water whilst he was locked in the stocks and intense heat threatened to permanently douse his blessed light.
Fleet of feet he swings through the arched hoops and hollers, a swing here, drop there, he expertly topples and spins. Soon reaching the churches outer hallowed shallows he burst into the baying crowd causes them to jump with fright at his ugliness as he pushes them back with all of his might. With a swiftness of hands he’d soon broken the bolt to the shackles they’d chained her to the burning stake. “Forgive me.” He asked, gathered her into his arms and throwing her over his shoulder he then stepped up his pace, raced back through the crowd shouting aloud….”Sanctuary.”

Of course most of you will know that this is loosely based on the famous author Victor Hugo‘s

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
I mostly remember the movie of this story with Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara in the starring roles.

It really is a story of beauty & the beast and of love.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

9 thoughts on “Quasimodo”

  1. Terrific job bringing to life the classic story; if you hadn’t bolded the wordle words, I wouldn’t have even noticed them. Well done.

  2. ddt, you never cease to amaze me with your wordle posts. Nicely written prose. A true tale of beauty and the beast, and yes, love.


  3. It amazes me how you can come up with these poems based on literature for wordles every week! Well done!

  4. Like the way you connect the wordle words with classics!! You never fail to give an enjoyable read!!

  5. It’s one of my favorite stories, and you’ve captured Quasimodo’s spirit. Suspense builds masterfully with, “Soon reaching the churches hallowed shallows,” before he “burst into the baying crowd.” Excellent retelling, Brava!

  6. How very neat to find the Hunchback in that wordle! I never cared that much for the story (too much sorrow) but her dance was wonderful, and this scene you’ve done so well.

  7. I’m always amazed by how your wordle the movies. I love Quasimodo, and yea it’s a beauty and beast love story. His voice is melting.

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