Saturday, December 03, 2005

Eats Brains

"Go quick and see for yourselves!" the boys urged.
Their curiosity aroused, the elders of Kamur thronged immediately to the Tuan's [the word for white people] front porch. Looking up, we saw just the whites of their eyes gleaming out of the blackness. We greeted them, but they did not respond. Their eyes were riveted upon the food we were eating.
"It's true!" one of them exclaimed in words unintelligible to us. "It's true indeed! The Tuan is eating brains!"
Wondering what the excitement was all about, I lifted another forkful of macaroni to my lips.

from Peace Child

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