I'm Jean Valjean
French writing exercise

Je suis Jean Valjean

At the beginning of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables", our hero Jean Valjean knocks at a bishop's door.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"free (person)", "in jail", "to walk", "a bed", "for the night", "to pay", "Sir", "to stay", "here".

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How the test works

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Hello, my name is Jean Valjean. I'm a galley slave. I am free now after nineteen years in jail. I'm coming from Toulon and I've been walking for four days. I am very tired and I am very hungry. I need a bed for the night. I have some money, I can pay. - Sir, you can stay here.

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