725. Marie Antoinette's cake
© Bruce Goodman 5 October 2015

Marie Antoinette was sitting at a table scoffing a plate of strawberries.

A male, splendidly dressed, approached and said, “Ma’am, the pheasants have no bread”.

Antoinette responded by saying, “Let them eat cake,” and handed the head poultry-keeper a cake dish piled with chocolate cake.

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