The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Novel Summary: Book VII Chapter 3
In the period following Quaismodo's punishment his enthusiasm for the bells had waned. Those who noticed the change could not say whether this was the result of his punishment or whether some other passion had supplanted the bells. On March 25th (1482) Quasimodo began ringing the bells for Annunciation and felt some of his old ardor returning. His labor was cut short, however, when he noticed the gypsy girl spreading out her rug on the square below and the bells fell silent as the ringer's attention became absorbed in watching her perform.