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Narration: To the habitant the land is a precious heritage. Custom has it that he may bequeath it to whichever of his sons shows the best promise as a farmer. So François’ successor will be Paul, his second son, for Lucien, his eldest, left a year ago for a job in the city. Towering over Lucien are the skyscrapers of Montréal. Skyscrapers that look down on a great ocean port, though a thousand miles from the sea. Montréal, the city built by the combined talents of two races. Montréal, the city of two languages.

Male: “Business is good, huh, Lucien?”

Lucien: “Oh, oui, on en passe plein.”

Male: “And how is everybody back at the farm?”

Lucien: “Très bien, Smitty. Et dimanche prochain, je serai chez nous.”