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In English, the Optio speaks in an over-formal, pompous way but using rather bad English. Soothsxyer little thing Prolix says proves one side or the other right. One stormy day, the Gauls — with the exception of Getafix, who is at his annual druid meeting — are huddled in the chief’s hut, fearing for their lives.

soothsyer Although he’s a total fake, he manages to convince the villagers that he’s real and they bring him lots of food and money. The envoy, Bulbus Crocus, goes to the camp and faces the Centurion: No villager would be sneaking into the woods to asherix Prolix for the good news of his predictions.

I remember reading this as an eight year old and not really understanding what was going on with Prolix the Soothsayer.

That’s why we need to think clearly before we believe what people said, especially if that come from a big mouth p This book tells us not to believe to soothsayer. Prolix is so obvious in his ploys that you almost want to root for him to fool more people. Inthe book was adapted into the inaccurately-named Asterix and the Big Fightwhich encompassed only a few plot elements from the book it was actually named after.


Cacofonix, who had snuck back into the village to retrieve his lyre, also smells it and returns to the villagers to report the prediction had come true. It started off okay, but really kicked in when the Soothsayer got caught by the Romans and completely lost control of the situation.

Asterix and the Soothsayer

Makes surprisingly deep statements about human nature; apart from that, standard Asterix fare. The Romans see an opportunity, only for Centurion Voluptuous Arteriosclerosus to himself become convinced by the Soothsayer.

The test was to lay out some grain in front of the chickens. The way Prolix plays on the gullibility of the villagers is slightly reminiscent of how the Gauls were manipulated in Asterix and the Roman Xsterix.

The leader in charge of the battle survived. Want to know your future? Jul 13, Ivan rated it it was amazing. I love this page, which is an explanation of the kinds of charlatans Prolix exemplifies. A sweet-talking soothsayer arrives at the village and soon fools everyone into believing his garbage, except the skeptical Asterix the druid is out of town.

A parenthesis which is necessary for a brief explanation of soothsayers, oracles, prophets, augurs, haruspices and other interpreters of the Sibylline books….


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Refresh and try again. Wifix Asterix at the Olympic Games. A charlatan Soothsayer comes to the village, driving the Gauls into a frenzy of ambition and envy. Jan 15, Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it.

So Prolix recants his powers, but the leader asteric the Roman camp wants astegix believe his positive predictions of gaining Caesar status, so Prolix has to play both sides of his own act. As Arteriosclerosus prepares to have the soothsayer locked up, the officials that Vitalstatistix had beaten up arrive and punish the centurion for falsely reporting the capture of the village by demoting him to common legionnaire.

Und die Gallier manchmal auch He should’ve run away.

There probably others but they are the ones that come straight to mind. What the druids have to say about the album Sales in France for this album are always slightly lower than for the others. Soothwayer book tells us not to believe to soothsayer. Asterix suggests that they prove otherwise by giving Prolix a surprise. Oct 30, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read.

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