by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Other Engagements
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Taipei. A young Taiwanese man has written 
seven hundred love letters to his girlfriend 
over the past two years — trying to get her to marry him. 
His persistence finally brought him results. 
A newspaper reported yesterday the girl has 
become engaged to the postman who 
delivered all of those letters.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "D'autres fiançailles", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-11-19
Line count: 7
Word count: 51

D'autres fiançailles
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Taipei. Un jeune Taïwanais a écrit
sept cents lettres d'amour à sa petite amie
ces deux dernières années -- en  essayant de la convaincre de l'épouser.
Son insistance finalement lui a apporté des résultats.
Un journal rapportait hier que la fille s'est
fiancée avec le facteur qui
lui avait apporté toutes ces lettres.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-04
Line count: 7
Word count: 52