The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures
; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures
, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
After a hearty repast, relished with an appetite unknown to city epicures
, they stretched themselves upon their couches of skins, and under the starry canopy of heaven, enjoyed the sound and sweet sleep of hardy and well-fed mountaineers.
'Granted,' I replied, 'but a more humane, gentlemanly and amiable set of epicures
do not probably exist in the Pacific.'
Jones affirmed to be an admirable resemblance of a great favorite of the epicures
in that country, which bore the title of “lake-fish,” and doubtless the assertion was true; for, although intended to answer the purposes of a weathercock, the fish was observed invariably to look with a longing eye in the direction of the beautiful sheet of water that lay imbedded in the mountains of Templeton.
I even went so far as to humor some of his less reprehensible propensities; and there were times when I found myself lauding his wicked jokes, as epicures
do mustard, with tears in my eyes: -- so profoundly did it grieve me to hear his evil talk.
The least developed of all in Tarzan was the sense of taste, for he could eat luscious fruits, or raw flesh, long buried with almost equal appreciation; but in that he differed but slightly from more civilized epicures
His thin, little body had grown steadily thinner since he had come among the apes, for while, as a young cannibal, he was not overnice in the matter of diet, he found it not always to his taste to stomach the weird things which tickled the palates of epicures
among the apes.
Many exquisite viands might be rejected by the epicure
, if it was a sufficient cause for his contemning of them as common and vulgar, that something was to be found in the most paltry alleys under the same name.
The hump meat afforded them a repast fit for an epicure
He would have been seven times more Epicure
, and atheist, than he was.
Peppino was decidedly an epicure
. Danglars watched these preparations and his mouth watered.