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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Conversation chez Cacciaguida: the Romans

BELLA: The Egyptians were greater than the Romans.

CACCIAGUIDA: The Romans were great!

BELLA: They were bloodthirsty!

CACCIAGUIDA: No more than --

BELLA: They were always fighting wars!

CACCIAGUIDA: They -- well, yeah, we, um, did that....

JONATHAN LEE: "Oui. We sure did that thing."