"If you have knowledge, kindness and time, we would be very grateful you translate it to English ! " is the gentle request at the bottom of the page.
I am deeply moved. This is from a history page of a French website, La Place de l'Eventail. This is the sort of call for help that sways me to drop all my other, meaningless activities to pitch in. It's quite simply adorable of them to ask!
At the top of the page, they offer:
"We give here a translation with of course a lot of mistakes : we gratefully thank our visitors who will take some time for helping us !"
Followed by the touching,
"We forbide us stealing material from other sites, which is unfair and unuseful . Here is an exception :
Unable of translating well and quick the infra text of our own, we have taken for our english reading visitors a page from another site which gives some excerpts from well known books."
Their English isn't bad at all, basically. But the sweet, humble nature of the request is irresistible.
So how about it? Any volunteer translators out there?
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