BTW my French is abismale could anyone tell me what the thing at the end with Haddock, Wagg, and the statue was all about?
Wagg turns up as he's heard that our heroes have been given the late Rastapopoulos's Ischian villa by a grateful government, and he fancies borrowing it for a while! The Captain tells him that he'd better ask Tintin, as the villa supposedly really belongs to him, but when he goes off, supposedly to ask Tintin, he thinks something along the lines of "No chance!"
Then he overhears Wagg's son asking if the statue is of Superman, and Wagg telling the boy that it's the Captain, and that he's a real, true friend. Moved by this, Haddock comes back and gives Wagg the keys to the villa. Wagg cheerily departs, after telling the Captain that he's going to invite his cousin and his family along as well. Haddock's aleady regretting this when Tintin arrives, hence the decision to give the statue away as a rather ostentatious scarecrow! Can't remember what the French words were, but when I did my own (rather approximate) translation for my own copy I had him saying "No, please don't mention it! It seems to be my day for making generous gestures!"