Friday, April 02, 2010

Later on the trip, Marina and Laurie Anderson paddled a canoe to a nearby small island, where a large gathering was taking place in a hut. Marina and Laurie were invited in, introduced to someone who was described as the "king" of the island (he was wearing jeans), and offered a meal of dog meat served in leaves. "We said no, but we would like to bring to our friends," Marina says. "They say no, for your friends we give you whole dog." They wrapped the bloody and stinking meat in leaves and brought it back with them, repulsed and amused. John Cage, a notorious circumspect eater who had brought with him to Ponape a suitcase full of rice to eat, wasn't impressed with the dog meat.

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