FRANCE: Cocks & Donkeys

"I admit that my client has certain peculiarities, such as her fondness for gamecocks and for donkeys. ... I admit that when she stays in a hotel she usually engages the room directly below and also the one directly above that which she occupies. . . . But Messieurs! I am far from admitting that the Princess de Broglie is incompetent to administer her great fortune, incompetent to choose the man she loves who in marriage will bring her happiness! I appeal to you as Frenchmen, as men of chivalry and honor....

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