The servant approached with Jacques's lunch, provided a temporary outlet for Jacques's overflowing revolutionary fervor. He minced up his chicken until he once more regained control of himself.
"It was ridiculous for the feudal system to continue so long in our Enlightened age. I do agree that... on certain occasions that the people have been unduly violent. However, they acted as they had been treated. Many of the provences farther from Paris were almost mini-monarchies, where the local seigneur was at leisure to do whatever he pleased with the people who farmed his land. It was common practice on estates everywhere to make the peasants stay awake all night to quiet any frog in the seigneur's estate who dared to disturb said seigneur's sleep, or to flog any peasant who did not show... proper respect."