Foreign News: Quelle Pagaïe!

To the offices of Radio France on the Rue Bayard came a bright, brash reporter from the Paris-Matin. "I am Christian Basque," he announced politely. "May I speak with whoever is in charge here?"

Reporter Basque knocked on door after door; always someone else was in charge. "Bande d'imbeciles/" he growled, "Pack of fools!" At length he found himself shunted back where he had started. "Quelle pagaie!—What a mess!" he cried, and left.

A few days later Reporter Basque returned. He strode to Room 205, announced himself loudly as the Information Ministry's new Director of Broadcasts. "Bien, bien!—Fine, fine!" nervous bureaucrats...

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