Julie said, “I heard about this lion once, there was this lion, and he had killed about fifty people. Somewhere over in Africa. It was the deadliest lion ever. And they finally caught him, the people caught him and killed him – I think it was a him – and they found out one of his teeth was all cracked. All busted up and fucked up, terrible, and they think he must’ve been in terrible pain. Toothache, I mean. And that’s why he was eating people, they think, because apparently people are like butter compared to, like, water buffalo.”
Ted Sanders, “Opinion of Person,” No Animals We Could Name (Graywolf).