CHM sent me a scan (or photo) of another study of the page boy. Here it is:
CHM has recently donated this piece to the museum in the city of Péronne, north of Paris.
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We not only have cyclamens — I looked up the word and most, but not all, dictionaries seem to say the plural of cyclemen is cyclamens — in our yard, but also a lot of primroses (primevères in French). I took pictures of some of them day before yesterday, and here they are:
The pictures aren't great — they are un peu floues, not very sharp — and that's why I didn't post them earlier. The primroses are just starting to come up, and there will be a lot more of them out in the yard over the next few weeks.
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I went and got my hair cut yesterday. The woman who runs the hair salon, le salon de coiffure, in our village is named Madame Barbier. It's not a joke. She is married to Monsieur Barbier. Her name is just a funny coincidence, given her métier.
Now there's another one. At our neighbors' little party a week ago, the discussion turned to firewood. We said we have had trouble finding people who sell firewood and will deliver it to the house. A neighbor told us that she knows two people we can call.
One of them is Monsieur Dubois. In other words, « l'homme qui vend du bois » — the man who sells wood — well, you get it. The next time we need firewood, we'll call Monsieur Dubois. He lives in the village of Orbigny, just a few miles south of us, and we probably won't forget his name.
Another person with a funny name here is Monsieur Danger, who owns and operates the Peugeot dealership in Saint-Aignan. It's called the Garage Danger, and it's where I bought my car 7½ years ago.
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I had one other topic but I'll save it for tomorrow.