Enjolras Take this and use it well! But if you shoot us in the back, You'll never live to tell.
Random Voices Platoon of sappers advancing toward the barricade! Troops behind them, fifty men or more!
[Gunfire is heard.]
[Valjean shoots a sniper who is aiming at Enjolras.]
Lesgles See how they run away!
Grantaire By God we've won the day!
Enjolras They will be back again, Make an attack again.
For your presence of mind For the deed you have done I will thank you M'sieur When our battle is won.
Valjean Give me no thanks M'sieur There is something that you can do.
Enjolras If it is in my power...
Valjean Give me the spy Javert Let me take care of him
Javert The law is inside out The world is upside down
Enjolras Do what you have to do, The man belongs to you.
The enemy may be regrouping. Hold yourself in readiness. Come my friends, back to your positions. The night is falling fast...
[Valjean has taken Javert away.]
Valjean We meet again.
Javert You've hungered for this all your life; Take your revenge! How right you should kill with a knife!
[Valjean cuts the ropes which bind Javert.]
Valjean You talk too much, Your life is safe in my hands.
Javert I don't understand
Valjean Get out of here.
Javert Valjean, take care, I'm warning you...
Valjean Clear out of here.
Javert Once a thief, forever a thief What you want you always steal! You would trade your life for mine. Yes, Valjean, you want a deal. Shoot me now for all I care! If you let me go beware. You'll still answer to Javert!
Valjean You are wrong, and always have been wrong. I'm a man, no worse than any man. You are free, and there are no conditions, No bargains or petitions. There's nothing that I blame you for. You've done your duty, nothing more. If I come out of this alive, you'll find me At number fifty-five Rue Plumet No doubt our paths will cross again.
[Valjean fires his gun into the air, Javert leaves quickly. Muted applause from the students who think Javert has been shot.]
Enjolras Courfeyrac, you take the watch They won't attack until it's light Everybody stay awake We must be ready for the fight For the final fight Let no one sleep tonight!