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Date Posted: Mon, December 11 2023, 19:28:03
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The following quote is from An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 18, “Pulling Teeth.” Copyright©️ 2009 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“‘What did the Frenchman say to ye, then?’
Germain looked up, wide-eyed and interested.
‘Oh, he’s not a Frenchman, Grandpère.’
A brief pulse of astonishment went through him.
‘He’s not? Ye’re sure?’
‘Oh, aye. He cursed most blasphemous when Simon landed on his shoe—but not the way Papa does.’ Germain aimed a bland look at his father, who looked disposed to cuff him again, but desisted at Jamie’s gesture. ‘He is an Englishman. I’m sure.’
‘He cursed in English?’ Jamie asked. It was true; Frenchmen often invoked vegetables when cursing, not infrequently mingled with sacred references. English cursing generally had nothing to do with saints, sacraments, or cucumbers, but dealt with God, whores, or excrement.
‘He did. But I cannot say what he said, or Papa will be offended. He has very pure ears, Papa,’ Germain added, with a smirk at his father.”

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[> Such a cheeky boy, our Germaine! -- DianaH, Tue, December 12 2023, 10:47:36

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[> [> I just love that Fergus and Jamie are so sure he’s French and Germaine ferrets out the truth. -- CindyG, Tue, December 12 2023, 19:48:31

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[> I love Germain. Can't wait to see what he gets up to in the next book. He's about 13 or 14 by the end of Bees. -- kgp, Tue, December 12 2023, 14:46:13

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