Chapter 5: Festival of Fools
Belle and Phebous made there way into the dungeon hearing the sound of a whip to her it was horrifying what kind of business could Frollo possibly have in such a dreadful place. "Stop" cried Frollo "Sir" the guard saluted who was doing the whipping " Wait between lashes otherwise the old sting will dull him to the new", "Yes sir", "Ahh so this the gallant Captain Phebous nyumbani from the wars", "Reporting for duty as ordered sir", "Ahh and I see wewe have met Belle such a lovely creature is she not? She is staying with me for the time being until I can find her a place zaidi suitable", "Yes I ran into her on my way here and made sure she arrived safely", "Well your service record precedes wewe Phebous I expect nothing but the best from a war hero of your caliber", "And wewe shall have it sir I guarantee it", "Yes" Frollo alisema with an evil smile upon his face. "You know my last Captain of the Guard was um a little bit of a disappointment to me" he smiled again a man cried in pain as the sound of the whip lashed again it frightened Belle but she didn't let it onyesha all she could about was how much pain his former captain was in the poor man Phebous was also a little tensed up as well he certainly didn't want that to happen to him "Well no matter I'm sure you'll whip my men into shape", "Well, that's a great... tremendous honor, sir".
Frollo led them outside he had the most spectacular view of Notre Dame "You've come to Paris at the darkest saa Captain it will take a firm hand to save the weak minded from being so easily mislead", "Mislead?" Belle and Phebous alisema at the same time "Yes look Gypsies" they gazed down at the city streets Belle noticed the girl she had been danced with earlier was back on the streets dancing "The Gypsies
live outside the normal ordered their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts and they must be stopped", "I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune-tellers and palm readers?", "Don't wewe wewe think that's a little cruel Judge Frollo they aren't doing any harm" alisema Belle "Ah, the real war is what wewe both see before wewe for twenty years I have been "taking care" of the Gypsies one kwa one" he alisema as he squashed two ants with his thumb then lifted a piece of block from the sill and exposed a swarm "And yet for all my success they have thrived I believe they have a salama haven within the walls of this very city a nest if wewe will they call it the Court of Miracles", "What are we going to do about it sir?" asked Phebous Frollo smashed the ants with the block and put it back into place "You make your point quite vividly, sir", "You know I like wewe Captain shall we" suddenly there was screaming coming from the city streets "Oh duty calls have either one attended a peasant festival?", "Not recently sir", "No sir" replied Belle " Then this should be quite an education for the both of wewe come along" they made way of to the front where Frollo's carriage and Achilles were waiting "Come Belle ride with me follow behind us Captain", "Yes sir".
Quasimodo made his way down the the cathedral into the listening to the people sing as he swung onto the mitaani, mtaa Clopin took over "Fools! Haha ha Once a mwaka we throw a party here in town once a mwaka we turn all Paris upside down every man's a king and every king's a clown once again it's Topsy Turvy Day. It's the siku the devil in us gets releasedIt's the siku we mock the prig and shock the priest everything is topsy turvy at the Feast of Fools!", "Topsy Turvy!' shouted the crowd " "Everything is upsy daysey!", "Topsy Turvy!", "Everyone is uigizaji crazy dross is dhahabu and weeds are a bouquet that's the way on Topsy Turvy Day". As Quasimodo was trying to get away he tripped and fell into a dark skinned, black haired, green eyed girls tent and pulled down the curtain as she was changing "HEY! Are wewe alright", "I I didn't mean to I'm sorry", "Your not hurt are you? Here let's see", "NO NO N NO!" Quasimodo screamed trying to hide his face "There see no harm done just try to be a little zaidi careful", "I Will", "By the way great mask" he smiled it was a nice change instead of being judged.
"Topsy Turvy!", "Beat the drums and blow the trumpets", "Topsy Turvy!", "Join the bums and thieves and strumpets streaming in from Chartres to Calais Scurvy knaves are extra scurvy on the sixth of January all because its Topsy Turvy day!"
Suddenly Quasimodo saw his masters carriage pull up he had to hide quick he couldn't let Frollo see him so he went deeper into the crowd he couldn't help but smile when he saw Belle sitting inayofuata to him he was so happy she had come just like she alisema she would Clopin had come up to them imba and dancing around "Come one, come all! Hurry, hurry, here's your chance see the mystery and romance.Come one, come all see the finest girl in France make an entrance to entrance dance la Esmeralda Dance!!" He threw powder onto the stage and she appeared in a puff of pink smoke wearing a red dress with fuchsia pink sleeves and a dhahabu tiara. Belle was mesmerized she had never seen anything like this the dancer Esmeralda moved with such grace and beauty like she had in the streets she came up to her and Frollo teasing him with a tool purple scarf that had dhahabu moons and stars then pulled his hat down Belle couldn't help put laugh. Esmeralda gave her a coin then went back onto the stage the way she could songesha her body was incredible she flipped and did the splits right in front of Quasimodo she winked at him then grabbed a staff from a guard and drive its sharp blade into the stage and twirled her body around it she lifted her head and that concluded her performance the crowd throwing her coins as she bowed.
Coplin began to sing again "Here it is, the moment you've been waiting for here it is, wewe know exactly what's in store now's the time we laugh until our sides get sore now's the time we crown the King of Fools! wewe all remember last years king?" he asked the crowd cheered " So make a face that's horrible and frightening make a face as gruesome as a gargoyle's wing for the face that's ugliest will be the King of Fools! Why?", "Topsy Turvy!" The crowd shouted "Ugly folk forget wewe shyness" Esmeralda smiled and grabbed Quasimodo's hand and helped him onto the stage "You could soon be called Your Highness!" Coplin continued to sing "Put your foulest features on display be the king of Topsy Turvy Day!" Esmeralda placed Quasimodo at the end of the line then made her way to the front of the line and took off people's mask and made a face the crowd booed at everyone's faces and Esmeralda's goat knocked them onto the mitaani, mtaa but when they reached Quasi they were all shocked scared and frightened kwa his face "That's no mask", "Its his face!", "He's hideous!", "Its the kengele ringer from Notre dame" the maoni made him feel upset they knew who he was even Frollo recognized him "Ladies and gentlemen don't panic " alisema Coplin "We asked for the ugliest face in Paris and here he is Quasimodo the hunchback of Notre Dame" he placed the crown upon his head and the crowd began to cheer "EVERYBODY!" Coplin shouted as the crowd and they placed him in the special kiti cha enzi where he was carried to a stand that had a wheel across from the cathedral as they sang "Once a mwaka we throw a party here in town", "Hail to the king!", "Once a mwaka we turn all Paris upside down", "Oh what a king!", "Once a year, the ugliest will wear a crown", "Girls give a kiss!", "Once a mwaka on Topsy Turvy Day", "We've never had a king like this" Coplin sang placing a purple vazi around Quasimodo and handing him a miniature staff "And it's the siku we do the things that we deplore on the other three hundred and sixty-four. Once a mwaka we upendo to drop in where the bia is never stoppin for the chance to pop some popinjay and pick a king who'll put the "top" in Topsy Turvy Day!Mad and crazy, upsy-daisy, Topsy Turvy Day!"
As the crowd cheered and threw confetti Belle was so happy for him "They think he's ugly now huah well watch this" the chubby guard that had helped Phebous and Belle earlier threw a nyanya at Quasimodo's face" Now that's ugly", Hail to the king!" shouted his partner with the brown mustache as he threw another nyanya at him Quasimodo tried to get away put he tripped over a nyanya and the crowd laughed "Hey where wewe going hunchback?" a man cried "The funs just being" as he looped his rope over his neck and pulled him town onto the stand other joined in looping their ropes around his hands when he tried to stand up to get away again a few members from the crowd came up tied him to the wheel and spun it around. People began throwing chakula left and right laughing as Quasimodo spun around around "Master!" he cried "Master please help" but Frollo just sat there with disappointment he did even look at him while Belle stood up horrified how could these people be so cruel Phebous could tell it was upsetting her "Sir I request permission to stop this cruelty", "In a moment Captain a lesson needs to be learned here", "No", "Excuse me?", "No!" Belle cried "THE ONLY LESSON THAT NEEDS TO BE LEARNED IS YOURS! wewe say your a father to this boy and yet wewe aren't doing anything to help him and if wewe won't I will and kwa the way I was the one who told him to come he deserves a life outside that cathedral a far happier one than he's been living"'.
Belle ran as fast as she could to the stand people tried to push her back grabbing her kwa the arm, au tugging at her hair causing her to loose her bow put she pulled through walking up the steps and knelt down beside Quasimodo "Belle" " Shh its alright I'm here" she alisema stroking his face with her hand she reached into her dress pocket pulling out a handkerchief and started wiping away all nyanya juisi from his face "Why are wewe even helping him?" someone shouted "Yeah he's nothing", "He's not one of us!", "ENOUGH!" she shouted "You people should be ashamed of yourselves abusing this poor boy because he's different he may not look normal but if wewe got to know him wewe would find that he's very kind and gentle but wewe let your judgment get in the way and wewe have the nerve to accuse me it disgust me that I'm part of such a society" she turned back to Quasimodo she didn't even notice that Esmeralda there "Excuse me" Belle looked behind her "Can I help" she smiled "Of course" Esmeralda went to other side and started wiping his face with her sash "Don't be afraid I'm sorry this wasn't suppose to happen".
"You two come down from there at once" cried Frollo "Yes your honor just as soon as I free this poor creature", "I forbid it" Esmeralda quickly grabbed the kisu from her ankle and cut the ropes "How dare wewe defy me!" he alisema angrily "You mistreat this poor boy the same way wewe mistreat my people wewe speak of justice yet wewe cruel to those most in need of your help", "SILENCE!", "JUSTICE!" she shouted back Belle helped her take off the ropes off of Quasimodo and helped him to his feet he leaned into her for a moment until he found his balance "Mark my words gypsy wewe will pay for this", "Then it appears we have crowned the wrong fool the only fool I see is YOU!" Throwing the crown in front of Frollo "Captain Phebous arrest her!"
With a snap of his fingers guards surrounded the stand Belle and Quasimodo knew there was no way she could escape "Hmm let me see" she counted the guards "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine so there's ten of wewe and one of me what's a poor girl to do" she pulled a handkerchief from his blouse fake crying when she blew into it pink smoke appeared and she was gone. "Witchcraft" alisema Frollo everyone was wondering where she had gone "Oh boys over here" she cried she and her goat were pretending to be mask wewe could only see their faces in a basket on the platform where wewe were hanged they quickly jumped into the crowd catching them they moved them with their hands safely across the other side when the guards tried everyone moved any they hit the street. Guards were coming after her she quickly left up and broke the cage an elderly man rolling down the streets not only trying to keep her balance but moving she rolled on juu of the guards and started catching up to her goat who was riding on a wooden board with wheels with a black beard man using cups and pure arm power to out run them.
Suddenly they went flying into the air they hadn't seen the large wheel barrel in there way causing the wheels to break when they crashed and the elderly man's cage opened up when he rolled up on juu of the guards "I'm free I'm free" he cried happily as he got out but his foot got caught in the cage and he fell into a wooden board with three holes one for his head and the other two for his hands " Dang it!" he alisema in disappointment as the juu board came down and locked him in.
Esmeralda continued running guards were now following her on horse back she quickly jumped up and grabbed the stilt mans trousers as they rode mbele it was like a catapult the pants pulled back and sent the guard flying into the air his kofia, chapeo on her head she took a bow for the crowd. She threw at the three guards coming toward her it hit off of there helmets like a pinball as they fell to the and flew over to a post inayofuata to Pheobus cutting the flag in half he quickly ducked his head "What a women!" he alisema as he lifted his head back up.
Now there were only two guards left with her goat kwa her side they ran toward Follo's tent she whistled to another man on stirs and dropped his stick it landed in between the two guards not watching where they were going they rammed right into the tent and it collapsed on juu of Frollo but he wasn't injured. Two men on stilts lifted Esmeralda and her goat on the roof of the stage she took one last bow and for her final trick she twirled around inside a red violet cloth it went flat and when the stilt man to the left lifted it up she had disappeared. Frollo placed his hat back on his head and looked back upon Quasimodo and Belle angry he mounted his horse "Find her Captain I want her alive", "Yes sir, muhuri off the area find the gypsy girl" Frollo rode over to the wheel platform he looked angrily into Quasimodo's eyes his stare was like looking into a moto it burned wewe to your very core "I'm sorry master I will never disobey wewe again" he jumped down and was heading toward the cathedral door when Belle stopped him "Wait Quasimodo" she cried now it was her turn Frollo gave her that same stare "And wewe if wewe ever do something like this again wewe and your horse will be out on the streets begging for scraps do I make myself clear", "Yes sir", "Good now take Quasimodo inside and make sure he gets cleaned up", "Yes sir".
Belle walked down the platform stairs and up to Quasimodo she placed her arms around him for comfort he was still shaken from everything that had happened he couldn't bare anyone else to look at him but her as they walked together up the stairs of Notre Dame and into the safety of the cathedral as he closed the door the outside world he started to cry he knew he would never be apart of them all they would see was a monster.
"Once a year we a party here in town"
"Dance la Esmeralda Dance!"
"And pick a king who'll put the "top" in Topsy Turvy Day!"
" Master please help me!'
Made by Diamela
"Oh boys over here"
"What a women"
Her final trick
"I'm sorry master I will never disobey you again"
Made by Diamela