Benjamin Franklin and that Pig

Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, publisher, and a founding father of the United States.  Late in his life, after the American Revolution, he became the American Ambassador to France.  While there, he wrote (in French) some of the events that happened to him as a young man.  Those writings were discovered and translated to English after his death, and were published as his autobiography.

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One story Franklin told was of a meal to which he was invited.  He was employed by and was a friend of a printer by the name of Keimer.  He invited the young Ben Franklin and a couple of women to his house for a meal, of which a roast pig was expected to be the main course.

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You were expecting fomething a little more fophifticated?  forry to difappoint you.

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