FANTINE?

Fantine was born for one of life's suffering parts. Created by Victor Hugo in his great novel, " Les Miserables," Fantine stepped across the threshold of the world a pure, confiding, beautiful girl, but in no long time she was transformed into a wild and reckless woman, jealous, abandoned, apparently a hopeless case of degeneration. The change in her was due to the most heart-searing suffering at the hands of the world. To live, she had to sell her hair, her teeth, herself. It is a story to chill the blood. Then there comes upon the scene M. Madeline, the reformed criminal, and by his great pity Fantine is lifted from the morass to enter once again into the heritage of her real nature. The moral is that the miseries of life are the result more of misfortune than of deliberate viciousness, and that it is possible to redeem men and women from their spiritual death by an appeal to all that is best in their natures.