Monday, September 22, 2008


"You know what they do, Sybil?
     She shook her head.
    "Well, they swim into a hole where there's a lot of bananas.  They're very ordinary-looking fish when they swim in.  But once they get in, they behave like pigs.  Why, I've known some bananafish to swim into a banana hole and eat as many as seventy-eight bananas."  He edged the float and its passenger a foot closer to the horizon.  "Naturally, after that they're so fat they can't get out of the hole again.  Can't fit through the door."

- J.D. Salinger, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"