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Le Missionnaire et la Sauvage

"Un sauvage va trouver un missionaire et lui dit:
----Mon père, baptisez-moi; je veux devenir crétien.
Le missionnaire lui répond:
----Ca n'est pas possible, parce que la religion chrétienne ne permet pas la polygamie et vous avez pleusiers femmes.
Le pauvre sauvage s'en va très triste. Quelques semaines après, il retourne et dit au missionnaire:
----Maintenant baptisez-moi, je n'ai plus qu'une femme.
----Qu'avez-vous fait aux autres? dit le missionnaire.
----Oh! je les ai mangées, dit simplement le sauvage.

From Lisons Donc by Emile B de Sauzé found in rsc's library of books, from 3rd form French and my recollection inspired by Le Petit Prince.


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My best friend and I were real cut-ups in French class. We were asked to write and perform a play. Nobody else would partner with us, so it became a two-man show.

We came up with the unlikely title, "L'hero ou l'heroine?", and wrote a slapstick story about drug dealing and drag queens (he was really good at pratfalls). We actually wrote it, hoping that the teacher would be scandalized, and refuse to allow us (force us) to perform it at the annual Cabaret.

She loved it! She even gave us a few pointers on spicing up the plot, and gave us the vocabulary words to do it. It became a fixture at French Club functions that year.


I remember one unit in my high school French "Total Immersion" class. We were studying the Baroque period, and a bunch of us band geeks decided our presentation would be a woodwind quartet playing selections of the period.

Imagine our surprise when, after a nice number by Lully (I forget which), we gazed up to find our teacher frowning.

"Il était italien!"

Of course, this is the same woman who broke down in tears and bawled her eyes out after we took turns reciting passages from the final chapter of Le petit prince back in the 9th grade.

reciting passages from the final chapter of Le petit prince back in the 9th grade.

Oh, look! you unhijacked the thread!

My best friend and I were real cut-ups in French class.

Quelle surprise.

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