Valjean and Young Cosette, hand-in-hand, approach the now empty inn, singing. They arrive at the inn.
I found her wandering in the wood
This little child, I found her trembling in the shadows
And I am here to help Cosette
And I will settle any debt you may think proper
I will pay what I must pay
To take Cosette away.
There is a duty I must heed,
There is a promise I have made
For I was blind to one in need
I did not see what stood before me
Now her mother is with God
Fantine’s suffering is over
And I speak here with her voice
And I stand here in her place
And from this day and evermore
Let me have your coat, M’sieur
Cosette shall live in my protection
You are very welcome here
I will not forsake my vow
Take a glass
Take a chair
Cosette shall have a father now!