Too salty

Musing on "Dignam's potted meat," Bloom thinks of people who actually do consume human flesh: "Cannibals would with lemon and rice. White missionary too salty. Like pickled pork." His thoughts here draw on a host of 19th century reports of South Seas cannibalism, in places like Fiji, Sumatra, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia.

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"A Cannibal Feast in Fiji, 1869. The meat, the fire, the cooks," photograph of a reenactment published in Edward Reeves, Brown Men and Women: or, The South Sea Islands in 1895 and 1896 (1898). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

2011 cartoon by Slawek11. Source:

Tribesmen in Papua New Guinea today. Source: