By Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
It was once a depressing and stormy evening, and a sinister customer has arrived within the little Gaulish village the place Asterix lives. Prolix claims he is a soothsayer, and the townsfolk think each note he says. basically Asterix understands larger. How can he make all his associates see the reality?
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Perhaps just the fact of my being from Europe conferred some prestige on the palace? I don’t know. I crammed vocabulary words daily, doggedly, feverishly. What shone in the sky? The sun. What fell on the earth? The rain. What swayed the trees? The wind. , twenty to forty words daily. I read Hemingway, and in the book by Father Dubois I tried to make sense of the chapter on castes. The beginning actually wasn’t difficult: There are four castes. The first and highest are the Brahmans—priests, people of the spirit, thinkers, those who show the way.
These are a few examples of the insanity of his behaviour towards the Persians and his allies. During his time in Memphis he even opened some ancient tombs and examined the corpses. Cambyses… set out to attack the Ethiopians, without having requisitioned supplies or considered the fact that he was intending to make an expedition to the ends of the earth … so enraged and insane that he just set off with all his land forces… However, they completely ran out of food before they had got a fifth of the way there, and then they ran out of yoke-animals as well, because they were all eaten up.
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Asterix and the Soothsayer (Asterix) by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo