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Cigars of the Pharaoh: what did Snowy say originally in 1932?

#1 · Posted: 12 Jan 2005 17:23
Hi all,

Right at the beginning of Cigars (4th frame) Tintin says: "Our next stop will be Istanbul, etc etc..." to which Snowy replies: "I'd settle for Marlinspike"
My question is, what did Snowy say originally? (in 1932) Did he even say anything? Given that they have not even met Haddock yet; let alone Marlinspike Hall. (Surely Tintin was living at 21 Labrador Rd at this stage)
Obviously this was inserted at a later date by the English translators, but I'm just curious to know if he actually said something different.
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#2 · Posted: 12 Jan 2005 18:06
In 1932, Snowy said: "Another?", as in the sense of, "another stop?"

In the 1955 French colour version, Snowy said what could be literally translated as: "It never ends!"

However the dialogue has been changed a fair bit, and the English version does not reflect the route taken in the French, so any side-by-side comparison has limited value. It will be interesting to see what is given in the black-and-white English facsimile which is due soon!

#3 · Posted: 12 Jan 2005 19:44
Thanks Ed!!

Looking forward to the B&W version then...

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