Is This True?

The Emperor Napoleon carries all before him. He insists that in every town he enters, bells are rung. He comes to a town where there is total silence. He summons the Mayor: ‘why aren’t the bells ringing?’ The Mayor replies: ‘There are three reasons, Your Royal Highness, firstly we have no bells,’ ‘Enough’, says Napoleon.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

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