Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, then saute the onion and carrot for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Add the broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 40-50 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and extra salt to taste.
(In a pressure cooker, cook the lentils for 12 minutes.)
Gratitude and treachery are merely the two extremities of the same procession.
You have seen all of it that is worth staying for when the band and the gaudy
officials have gone by.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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