Not only did the habit of a lifetime prompt him to eat it raw, but the craving of his palate as well; for to him cooked flesh was spoiled flesh when compared with the rich and juicy meat of a fresh, hot kill.
That he could, with relish, eat raw meat that had been buried by himself weeks before, and enjoy small rodents and disgusting grubs, seems to us who have been always "civilized" a revolting fact; but had we learned in childhood to eat these things, and had we seen all those about us eat them, they would seem no more sickening to us now than do many of our greatest dainties, at which a savage African cannibal would look with repugnance and turn up his nose.
You may be right," answered Pinocchio, "but I will not eat the pears if they are not peeled.
Very well, then," said Pinocchio, "if there is nothing else I'll eat them.
Now, if you're polite and kind, as I'm sure you ought to be, you'll let me eat SOMETHING.
I think it would be a shame to send this child away hungry, especially as she agrees to eat whatever we can spare and not touch our people.
Pardon me, excellency," said Peppino, placing his hand on the banker's shoulder; "people pay here before they eat.
Come, come, this is very droll -- very amusing -- I allow; but, as I am very hungry, pray allow me to eat.
And now that nothing grows in our back yard that is good to eat, we must go where there is food.
But Unc Nunkie did not eat the bread; neither did he go directly to bed.
If I want to write any thing very pathetic--I mean, if I want to try to write anything very pathetic--I eat
a large plateful of hot buttered muffins about an hour beforehand, and then by the time I sit down to my work a feeling of unutterable melancholy has come over me.
He won't need to destroy ME, for if I don't get something to eat
pretty soon I shall starve to death, and so save him the trouble.
After I have gone, remember never to let the flies settle on your food before you eat
it; and do not sleep on the ground when the rains are coming.
Because,' said the dog, 'I am very very hungry, and have nothing to eat
But you eat
harmless things, so it doesn't matter," replied the Tiger.