From Les Misérables
Valjean, at last, we see each other plain. Monsieur le Mayor, you'll wear a different chain.
Before you say another word, Javert, before you chain me up like a slave again, listen to me. There is something I must do. This woman leaves behind a suffering child. There is none but me who can intercede. In mercy's name, three days are all I need. Then I'll return. I pledge my word. Then I'll return...
You must think me mad! I've hunted you across the years. Men like you can never change, a man such as you...