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Phoebus and Jehan enter a tavern called La Pomme d’Eve. They are unaware that Claude Frollo has followed them and now waits, disguised in a cloak, outside the door. When the two friends exit the tavern, Phoebus reminds Jehan that he must leave in order to keep his appointment with a young woman (obviously La Esmeralda). When Jehan departs, the priest follows Phoebus.
When Phoebus realizes he is being followed, he confronts the cloaked stranger. The disguised Frollo frightens Phoebus by telling him many things a stranger would not know. Claude then demands to accompany Phoebus to his destination, for he wants to see La Esmeralda. When they reach the appointed place, a low door in the Pont St Michel, an old woman opens the door. Phoebus puts a coin into her hand, and she leads the two men to a room up a ladder. Phoebus locks Claude in a closet and continues through the house with the old woman.
This chapter is full of the unexpected. Claude Frollo, disguised in a cloak, follows Phoebus and his brother to a tavern, where he waits outside for their departure. When the two friends emerge, Phoebus says that he must depart to keep an appointment with a young woman - La Esmeralda. The jealous priest follows Phoebus. When the captain realizes he is being followed, he confronts the cloaked stranger, who demands to go with Phoebus to his destination. Since the stranger seems to know so much about him, Phoebus agrees to take him along. When they arrive at the mysterious place where Phoebus is to meet the gypsy woman, he locks Frollo into a closet.