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mct16
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#21 · Posted: 6 Jun 2011 00:32
If it helps at all, I, a modest but fluent French speaker, do second Jock's translation.

"Cinquante ans" = "Fifty Years"
"Travaux Fort" = "Hard Labour" (a prison sentence)
"Gais" = "Jolly"

Makes sense: Herge must have felt as shackled with Tintin as Conan Doyle was with Holmes.
snowybella
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#22 · Posted: 19 Apr 2017 04:55
Balthazar:
(There's that well known drawing he did of himself at the drawing board with Tintin standing over him with a cat-o'-nine-tails whip.)

Sorry this is off-topic, but I've seen that picture before, but didn't save it with my collection of Tintin pictures. Is there anybody else who saw the picture of Herge lying in a sort of chair, exhausted?
mct16
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#23 · Posted: 19 Apr 2017 13:52
Page 141 of "Tintin: The Complete Companion" by Michael Farr

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