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Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution: What happens in this passage?

Various deputations arrive at the Bastille to negotiate with De Launay. One is led by Thuriot de la Rosière, who is let into the fortress. The crowd outside grows restless until Thuriot and De Launay show themselves up on the ramparts, where Thuriot notes cannon are prepared, loaded with grapeshot. The talks are fruitless, Thuriot leaves and De Launay, who does not understand what the crowd wants, has to decide whether or not to give the order to open fire on them. The outer drawbridge is lowered to let Thuriot leave and the crowd swarms across it. De Launay gives the order for some of his men to open fire and raises the drawbridge; however, some people are killed and the crowd rises in anger and besieges the Bastille.

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