For he was an Englishman

In the face of all temptations:

For he might have been a Roosian,
A French, or Turk, or Proosian,
Or perhaps Itali-an!

An account of George Orwell’s view on bovid gustation:

…He dislikes foreign food, and thinks the French know nothing about cooking; while the sight of a gazelle in Morocco makes him dream of mint sauce….

Mark C.
Update: More on Eric Blair from Terry Glavin’s blog:

…Of course he shot a fucking elephant. He said he did. Why do you always doubt his fucking word!..

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