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CHAPTER 21. VERONA
January 20, 2013, 11 p.m. Paris time. Somewhere over Northern Italy
As his children slept on the Ryan Air flight to Verona, Morse took out his notebook
and the scroll containing the 37 new quatrains. He copied each of the quatrains into his
notebook first in French, and then next to it, his English translation. When he was
finished with the first six, his notebook looked like this:
13.
Il crit d‟amants et de rois,-------------------He writes of lovers and of kings,
De fantômes et de monsters,-----------------Of ghosts and monsters,
De faunes et de fées dans les bois,----------Of fauns and fairies in the woods,
Les pièces sont écrites par le Chantre.----The plays are written by the Bard.
14.
Il maîtrise l‟astrologie et la physique.-----He masters astrology and physics.
Il regarde les étoiles avec sa lunette.------He looks at the stars through his telescope.
“La terre tourne autour du soleil,”--------“The earth revolves around the sun,”
dit-il à ses critiques,------------------------------------he says to his critics,
Et pour cela, on l‟arrte..--------------------And for that, he is arrested.
15.
Le plus grand savant qui soit jamais né.--------The greatest scientist ever born.
Les lois du mouvement et de la terre,------------The laws of motion and of earth,
Les lois des mathématiques et de la gravité.---The laws of math and gravity.
Déguisé, il arrêtera les faussaires.---------Disguised, he will arrest the counterfeiters.
16.
Le four de Farriner causera un feu.----------------Farriner‟s oven will cause a fire.
Bientôt tout Londres est englouti par--------------Soon all of London is engulfed in
les flames.---------------------------------------------flames
Le Maire ne fait pas ce qu‟il peut,-----------------The Mayor does not do what he can,
La destruction pour tous les hommes-----------Destruction for all the men and ladies.
et toutes les dames.
17.
Ces trois amènent le son de la musique--------These three bring the sound of music.
Les anges sourient à leurs symphonies.--------The angels smile at their symphonies.
Chacun est doué et unique,----------------------Each is gifted and unique,
Les plus beaux sons jamais écrits.--------------The most beautiful sounds ever written.
18.
Fâchés contre les impots et assoiffés de liberté--Angry at taxes & thirsting for liberty
Ils déchargeront leur thé dans la baie profonde.----They will dump their tea in the
------------------------------------------------------------- deep bay.
Surpassés en nombre, ils battront les Anglais.----Although outnumbered, they will
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