The Audacious

11 at intervals, the gambling house to try his luck. The French government was seeking an individual who could speak eastern languages, and possessed certain qualities fit for a diplomat, to head their diplomatic mission to Persia. Fabre found out about this, and started to publicize his vast knowledge of the countries of the orient and their languages’ in all gatherings he attended, and at every opportunity possible, even over exaggerating. Fortunately for him, his words reached the ears of the officials in the French government. Accordingly, in January 1703, he was appointed by the King of France, Louis XIV to be France’s Ambassador to Persia in the reign of Shah Soltan Hosayn.