Denon and De Foe

M. de Talleyrand, having one day invited M. Denon, the
celebrated traveller, to dine with him, told his wife to read the work of

his guest, which she would find in the library, in order that she might be

the better able to converse with him. Madame Talleyrand, unluckily, got

hold, by mistake, of the "Adventures of Robinson Crusoe," by De Foe, which

she ran over in great haste; and, at dinner, she began to question Denon

about his shipwreck, his island, &c., and, finally, about his man Friday!

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