The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 18 The Highest Resource Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 18 The Highest Resource The wreck being lightened was sinking more slowly but none the less surely. The hopelessness of their situation was without resource--without mitigation they had exhausted their last expedient. Is there anything else we can throw overboard The doctor whom every one had forgotten rose from the companion and said Yes. What asked the chief. The doctor answered Our Crime. They shuddered and all cried out -- Amen. The doctor standing up pale raised his hand to heaven saying -- Kneel down. They wavered--to waver is the preface to kneeling down. The doctor went on -- Let us throw our crimes into the sea they weigh us down it is they that are sinking the ship. Let us think no more of safety--let us think of salvation. Our last crime above all the crime which we committed or rather completed just now--O wretched beings who are listening to me--it is that which is overwhelming us. For those who leave intended murder behind them it is an impious insolence to tempt the abyss. He who sins against a child sins against God. True we were obliged to put to sea but it was certain perdition. The storm warned by the shadow of our crime came on. It is well. Regret nothing however. There not far off in the darkness are the sands of Vauville and Cape la Hogue. It is France. There was but one possible shelter for us which was Spain. France is no less dangerous to us than England. Our deliverance from the sea would have led but to the gibbet. Hanged or drowned--we had no alternative. God has chosen for us let us give Him thanks. He has vouchsafed us the grave which cleanses. Brethren the inevitable hand is in it. Remember that it was we who just now did our best to send on high that child and that at this very moment now as I speak there is perhaps above our heads a soul accusing us before a Judge whose eye is on us. Let us make the best use of this last respite let us make an effort if we still may to repair as far as .

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