Tuesday, September 19, 2006
A goat - unnamed, so I shall call her Edith - has been obliged to marry one Mr Tombe in Sudan. Mr Tombe has also had to pay a dowry of $50 to Mr Alifi. Apparently, Mr Tombe was found in flagrante with Edith and the village elders decided marriage was the only option. This is not quite what I had in mind when I spoke of respecting the non-human wilderness. Edith, however, professes herself "over the moon" and says Mr Tombe is a "very gentle lover".
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:27 am