[ilds] RG the Melons of Cormac

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Tue Jul 10 19:03:52 PDT 2007

On 7/10/2007 6:36 PM, william godshalk wrote:

>>I'm pretty sure that Charlie has a story to tell about the sweetness 
>>                 of melons and their uses.
Yes, Bill.  I am, as always, an ambassador for Southern Culture.  Here 
is a melon farmer telling his neighbor about the discovery of Gene 
Harrogate at midnight in the melon patch:

>         I'm tellin ye I seen him. I didnt know what the hell was goin
>         on when he dropped his drawers. Then when I seen what he was
>         up to I still didn't believe it. But yonder they lay.
>         What you aim to do?
>         Hell, I don't know. It's about too late to do anything. He's
>         damn near screwed the whole patch. I dont see what he couldnt
>         of stuck to just one. Or a few.
>         Cormac McCarthy, /Suttree /(1979)

Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu

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