Journal Entry for The Whale by Yves Theriault

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I was down a the quay last week, talking to all the fishermen, when Ambroise came in on his boat claiming that he had caught a whale. I wasn’t sure if I should believe him or not. There was no proof, and everyone else thought he was a joke. Ambroise seemed pretty convinced that he had actually caught a whale, and stormed off when no one would believe him. All week I’ve been hearing different stories about this. Some are even saying he caught the whale wit his bare hands! Yet still, everyone thinks it is a joke. I saw Ambroise talking to Clovis, the banker’s son, a few days ago. He was saying that he was going to catch another whale and bring Clovis along as a witness. I couldn’t help but laugh. Sure enough, the next day, Ambroise and Clovis set out. Many people from the village waited around all day for them to come back. And they did, without a whale. Ambroise went on with his story that he had, once again, caught a whale. No one believed him, especially when Clovis said that he was a lair, that he never caught a whale. At first I was disgusted that he would lie about such a thing. I know he was just trying to impress me, but it wasn’t working. As I started thinking about it, I realized that he was actually kind of sweet! He was willing to go against everyone in the village just to impress me. I went to Ambroise’s house, and told him I forgave him for lying. We’re together now and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Truly yours,

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