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Back with Tad and Buster, two drovers of the old school whose exploits we occasionally visit in these pages, we find the boys engaged in grave-digging--one of the occupations they pursue when not out with the herd.

The particular event in question had attracted more than the usual local interest, and a number of visitors were in town. One such distinguished gentleman, a Swiss, approached the boys looking for directions.

"Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" says he. The two just stare at him.

"Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" The stares continue.

"Parlare Italiano?" No response, "Hablan ustedes Espanol?" Still nothing.

The Swiss marches off, extremely disgusted.

"Y'know," Buster remarks, "maybe we should learn a foreign language."

"I wouldn't put much stock in it myself," replied Tad. "That dude knew four languages, and it didn't do him no good at all ..."