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When the judicial officers of the bishop come to remove the corpse of Claude Frollo, they cannot find Quasimodo. A rumor soon circulates around the city that the hunchback, serving as the devilís messenger, has taken the soul of the evil priest.
The following year King Louis XI dies, Phoebus marries, and Pierre Gringoire becomes a popular writer, who lives alone with his goat.
Since Quasimodo disappears from Notre-Dame, rumors fly about what has happened to him. Many say that he was the devilís messenger, sent to snatch the evil soul of Claude Frollo.
Efficiently and dispassionately, Hugo ties up the loose ends of the plot. The King dies, Phoebus marries, and Gringoire becomes a writer. Only the hunchback remains a mystery.