Translated page of Isabelle
This is page 21 of book 3 of Isabelle (Dutch: Isabel), title: De hekserij van oom Hermes (The witchcraft of uncle Hermes) by Will (Willy Maltaite), André Franquin, Yvan Delporte and Raymond Macherot.
In the drawing-room of the young Calendula right under the the gruffy portrait of her ancestor the engagement party is reaching its end. Isabel and aunt Ursula are the only family members of uncle Hermes that were invited. Isabel: I've made both of you a shawl. But ehm... one is not finished yet... Hermes: My dear Calendula you really spoiled me with this tie-pin. A beautiful pearl! Ursula: ...I've made you a black-berry cake! Ursula: I'll give you the recipe. You know that the love of a man goes through his stomach... Hermes: ...And this is for you dear! A bottle of powerful beauty potion. I've used a new procedure for making it...
Calendula: Hermes! You're so considerate! Ursula: O children! If only you know how glad I am seeing you as happy as this! Hermes: I should say one thing. Every time I visit this place I'm not feeling at ease under the portrait of the old bitch over there... Calendula: Well Hermes, she's my great grandmother...
Hermes: It would be a relieve if that terrible thing was somewhere on the attic... Is it true?... Is there really a cold gaze appearing in the eyes of the portrait?
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