He is the greedy innkeeper in whose care Fantine left her
illegitimate daughter Cosette. He attempts to milk Fantine for all the money he can
by saying Cosette is ill. He turns Cosette over to Valjean for a price. His
path crosses with Valjean once again again in Paris, where he had created a gang and
started another illegal business picking pockets. He robs corpses of the dead
revolutionaries as they fall from the barricades. Through their greed, he and his
wife come out rich in the end...
Welcome Monsieur, sit yourself down and meet the best
innkeeper in town.
Watering the wine, making up the weight, picking up the
knickknacks when they can't see straight.
Watch 'em run amuck, catch 'em as they fall, never know your
luck if there's a free-for-all. Here a little dip, there a little touch, most of them are
goners so they won't miss much.
Take it off the boy, his heart's no longer going and he's
lived his little time, but his watch is ticking yet.
Here comes a prince, there goes a Jew, this one's a queer,
but what can you do?
And when we're rich as Croeus, Jesus, won't we see you all
- Alun Armstrong