First listen and then answer the question.
Why was the Ambassador particularly lucky?
When the Ambassador or Escalopia returned home for lunch, his wife got a shock.
He looked pale and his clothes were in a frightful state.
'What has happened?' she asked. 'How did your clothes get into such a mess?'
'A fire extinguisher, my dear,' answered the Ambassador drily. 'University students set the Embassy on fire this morning.'
'-Good heavens!' exclaimed his wife. '-And where were you at the time?'
'I was in my office as usual,' answered the Ambassador.
The fire broke out in the basement.
I went down immediately, of course, and that fool, Horst, aimed a fire extinguisher at me.
He thought I was on fire. I must definitely get that fellow posted.
The Ambassador's wife went on asking questions, when she suddenly noticed a big hole in her husband's hat.
'-And how can you explain that?' she asked.
'Oh, that,' said the Ambassador. 'Someone fired a shot through my office window. Accu