SynopsisClopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon. When he sets Quasimoto out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimoto. The courts sentence Quasimoto to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. After Clopin forces ...