Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, July 19, 2012


And for why you not have of crab?  Because one of must must boil 'live?  It is all vat is of most beast to tell so.  How you make for dem kill so you not dem boil?  You not can cut dem de head off, for dat dey mave not of head.  You not can break dem de back , for dat dey not be only all back.  You not can dem bleed until dey die, for dat dey not have blood.  You not can stick dem troo de brain, for dat dey be same like you -- dey have not of brain.

-- Lafcadio Hearn (from the Item [NewOrleans], October 5, 1879; reprinted in Creole Sketches, 1924)

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