Esmeralda's body was taken to the great charnel vault of Montfaucon outside the city where all common and disfavored people were deposited after their execution. The place was full of skeletons and carrion birds. About two years after Quasimodo had disappeared a group looking for another's remains discovered the skeleton of a girl whose clothing appeared to have once been white and around whose neck hung the remains of an amulet. Another skeleton, misshapen and deformed in construction embraced that of the girl. The discoverers observed that the neck of the deformed man was not broken and concluded that he must have come here willingly to die. When they tried to separate the hunchback's skeleton from that of the girl it crumbled to dust.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Novel Summary: Book XI Chapter 4