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Fishermen were nocturnal creatures who slept by day and fished by night. They stayed out on the lagoon for days at a time and when they came ashore they smelled so much of fish that cats followed them through the streets.
A woman on a boat was bad luck, and he supposed a dead girl was even worse.
“We give people here too much credit. Fishing in a lagoon is like fishing in a barrel.” … “Yes, but you have to know where the barrels are.”
“Do you know why Italians fish o their hands and knees? Because it’s the normal position for an Italian. Isn’t that the way you fish?” Cenzo shrugged. “It depends on the fish. Some you catch with a hook, some with a net, and some you have to get down and tickle under the chin.”