|6 Still, faced with about a hundred years to kill before the Americans became the Chosen Nation of the western hemisphere, athe Frogs mounted a number of silly attempts to regain their lost glory.
CHAPTER 201 For example, they grabbed a bunch of bcolonies in Africa that nobody else wanted,
2 As if glory could be extracted from worthless territory simply by inventing a romantic but completely irrelevant military unit called the cFrench Foreign Legion.
3 Then, after waiting out a decent interval of renewed rule by Louis's, they dug up another dNapoleon,
4 eWho was cleverly inserted into the old scheme by adding Louis to his name,
5 fAnd announced to the world that they were an empire once again,
6 gWhich irritated Germany no end,
7 hWith the result that the Germans attacked France and reminded the Frogs that without a Corsican general, they were the same silly, vainglorious losers they had always been.
8 The French stewed about this for more than forty years,
9 iWaiting for one more chance,
10 Somehow unable to remember that Napoleon Bonaparte was stone-cold dead,
11 Just like the glory of France.
||CHAPTER 211 But their practically unbroken string of humiliations in foreign affairs did nothing to make the Frogs more humblej. After all, it was Frogs who had invented culture and poetry and music and science and sex,
2 And practically everything else too,
3 kWhich made them very proud of themselves,
4 In fact, very very proud of themselves,
5 lIn spite of the Franco-Prussian thing.
6 mAnd if they ever had the least inclination to feel even the tiniest bit humble, all they had to do to feel better was tell some foreigner about all of France's stupendous cultural accomplishments.
CHAPTER 221 For example, it was the Frogs who had built the most beautiful city in the world,
3 Which was named Paris,
4 And which was so incredibly beautiful that foreigners from all over the world came there to visit,
5 Even though it was full of Frogs.
6 It was also Frogs who had built many of the most beautiful ncathedrals in Europe,
7 Including Chartres, and oNotre Dame, and Amiens, and some other ones too,
8 As well as many beautiful châteaus,
9 And the pFrench Riviera,
10 And the qLoire River Valley,
11 And the rAlps,