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|[a] French Musings PD|
but I will find you...
...and tell you that I never get tired of the story of action and adventure that I first read in pup-school back in the day. It is about two young orphans who steal away in the middle of the night from German-occupied Phalsbourg (in the wake of my country's terrible defeat in the Franco-Prussian War).
|[c] Almost Württemberg (for a while) RF|
They begin a dangerous trek toward their homeland, their motherland, La France.
Even though I know the story well, I am always thrilled to see how André uses his schooling to read a challenging wall map in the home of a ranger...and then the stars twinkling above.
And little Julien is as cute as...well, as cute as moi.
A friend of mine has worked up a brief translation here, just in case you are interested.
 I like Liam's opening, and he gave me a box of biscuits to use it for the rest of the week.
|[c] Seven and fourteen years old...in the dark...and lined with Prussian guards RF|
[Originally posted on May 6, 2014]