[00:13.12]Did the young man speak English?
[00:18.85]I had an amusing experience last year.
[00:23.25]After I had left a small village in the south of France,
[00:28.72]I drove on to the next town.
[00:32.44]On the way, a young man waved to me.
[00:36.70]I stopped and he asked me for a lift.
[00:40.84]As soon as he had got into the car,
[00:43.89]I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language.
[00:51.26]Apart from a few words,
[00:53.53]I do not know any French at all.
[00:56.86]Neither of us spoke during the journey.
[01:00.78]I had nearly reached the town,
[01:03.71]when the young man suddenly said, very slowly,
[01:09.35]'Do you speak English?'
[01:14.87]As I soon learnt,
[01:16.75]he was English himself!