Monday, March 10, 2014

Daily Dose

From Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain


"Unfortunate tourists!  They told Mrs. Trollope that the alligators -- or crocodiles, as she called them -- were terrible creatures; and backed up the statement with a blood-curdling account of how one of these slandered reptiles crept into a squatter cabin one night, and ate up the woman and five children.  The woman, by herself, would have satisfied any ordinarily-impossible alligator; but no, these liars must make him gorge on the five children besides."

From XL, Castles and Culture

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