Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Poison for the King"

One day Francois Rabelais had no money to get from Lyon to Paris. Then he prepared three bags with the words "Poison for the King," "Poison for the Queen" and "Poison for the Dauphin," and left them in a hotel room in a conspicuous place. On hearing this, the landlord immediately reported to the authorities. Rabelais was captured and taken to a convoy in the capital directly to King Francis I, that he decided the fate of the writer. It turned out that the package was sugar, which Rabelais immediately and drank a glass of water, and then told the king, with whom they were friends, how he solved his problem.

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