Many years have passed by since their fight. Jean's little Cosette had grown up and found a lover of her own. Duty fulfilled at last, the old man welcomed his coming rest until he learned of his daughter's lover's plight. He struck out to save the young man, Marius, from his involvement in the revolution. Jean Valjean cut a swath through the attackers and proceeded through the city without killing a single enemy. He recalled the advice of the priest who set him on his path of righteous.
Main character in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables"