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14 October 2014
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La Vie en Creuse
La Rigole du Diable

From the BBC radio archive, an interview recorded on location at one of the remotest French departments, in the Limousin region.

Mme Taboury tells the story of the Devil, the Mill and the Birthday Cake


Listen to the audio Listen first without the transcript to tune your ear. Then try to answer the questions below. You can listen as many times as you need.
  1. Why couldn't the miller do his own work and divert the river himself?
  2. And how much was left for him to do when the Devil departed from the scene?
Read the transcript Read the transcript while listening. To tune your ear, first try listening without it.

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