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Dodsworth in Paris
Tim Egan

DODSWORTH
IN
PARIS

Written and illustrated by
T
IM
E
GAN

H
OUGHTON
M
IFFLIN
C
OMPANY
B
OSTON
2008

To my amazing wife, Ann

Copyright © 2008 by Tim Egan

All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections
from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park
Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com

The text of this book is set in Cochin.
The illustrations are ink and watercolor on paper.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Number 2007047732

ISBN-13: 978-0-618-98062-8

Printed in Singapore
TWP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

CONTENTS

C
HAPTER
O
NE

B
ONJOUR

C
HAPTER
T
WO

T
HE
C
ITY OF
L
IGHTS

C
HAPTER
T
HREE

A
N
A
FTERNOON
R
IDE

C
HAPTER
F
OUR

A L
ASTING
I
MPRESSION

CHAPTER ONE
BONJOUR

The ship sailed into Paris.

Dodsworth was very excited.

So was the duck.

They had never been to France before.

"Now, I have one rule," said Dodsworth.

"You can't cause any trouble here."

"I wouldn't dream of it," said the duck.

Dodsworth just looked at him.

The streets were full of life.

There were jugglers and dancers and painters everywhere.

One painter had a beret on his head.

The duck liked the beret.

The duck picked up an acorn cap.

He put it on his head.

It looked like a beret, sort of.

"Very debonair," said Dodsworth.

They sat down for lunch at a café.

"
Bonjour,
" said the waiter.

"That means 'Hello,'" Dodsworth told the duck.

"Oh, well then, 'banjo' to you, too," said the duck.

The duck looked at the menu.

It was all in French, so he couldn't read any of it.

"How do you say, 'macaroni'?" he asked.

"Just like that,
monsieur,
" said the waiter.

The duck smiled.

A mime performed on the sidewalk as they ate.

When they finished, Dodsworth paid the waiter.

"This is the wrong kind of money,
monsieur,
" said the waiter. "You must change it into euros at the bank."

There was a bank across the street.

"Okay," said Dodsworth to the duck, "you stay here and don't move, like him."

He pointed to the mime.

The mime was perfectly still, like a statue.

"I can do that," said the duck.

He jumped up on the table and stayed perfectly still as well.

Some folks tossed coins at the mime.

Some tossed a few coins at the duck.

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