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The Sot-Weed Factor (The Anchor Literary Library)

The Sot-Weed Factor - John Barth "But though the black man had heard their inquiries with worshipful attention, his eyes had shown more love than understanding; all they could get from him was his name, which - through it was doubtless from no civilized tounge at all - sounded variously to Ebenezer like Drehpunkter, Dreipunkter, Dreckpächter, Droguepécheur, Droitpacteur, Drupègre, Drêcheporteur, or even Despartidor, and to Bertrand invariably like Drakepecker."The Sot-Weed Factor, page 302.

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