On an isolated stretch of beach near Cannes, a beautiful French girl threw
herself into the sea and drowned despite a young man's attempt to save her.
The man dragged the half-nude body ashore and left it on the sand while he
went to notify the authorities. Upon his return, he was horrified to find
a man making love to the corpse.
"Monsieur, monsieur," he shouted, "that woman is dead,
that woman is dead!"
"Sacre bleu," exclaimed the man, springing up.
"I thought she was an American!"