When the village of Boom, in Flanders, learns a Spanish Duke and his troops plan to pass the night, the 4-man army deserts and the Mayor plays dead; so the Mayor's wife organizes the townswomen to greet the invaders and preserve the peace with womanly wiles.
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Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre
Women! We've accepted men's domination this long because our mothers did, and their mothers before them. But today's events have opened our eyes. Let us show all Flanders the example of a town that women have saved from ruin and dishonor by their energy, determination, and courage! Enough talk - time for action.
Referenced in What Happened to Kerouac?