She replied, “No, I come from New Zealand.” He went on wrapping up the parcel and seemed to be puzzling it out. Then he said, “Where did you learn to speak English?”
when Cadillac founded and built this rude settlement on the rim of this northern wilderness, Detroit was simply a savage outpost touched feebly by the stray glints of French chivalry and nobility, holding in its hand the touchstone of the power of the Bourbon dynasty.
another opportunity to make up your own story
The guide told us that we need not take all the many ways of seeing the falls unless we wished to do so. As I never expected to be here again I told him we might as well see everything while we were about it.
all the lights went out and the electric fans stopped. There I was in a crowded underground railway standing up and hanging on to a strap with people tucked in all around me and the heat absolutely stifling
I saw clouds of smoke settling over the city. I asked the driver where it was coming from and he coolly replied, “apparently your hotel is on fire!”
when we went into a cafe to get a cup of coffee we were surprised to find that the waitress only knew sufficient English to deal with the menu and when I asked her a simple question she had to tell me that she could not speak English