Wednesday, November 18, 2020

I provide a Jack Kerouac quote and you figure out the book (9th in a series)


This is the 9th in a series of posts where I provide a quote from one of Jack Kerouac's books and you figure out which one. Post your answer as a comment. Here's the passage:

Yessir, boy, the earth is an Indian thing but the waves are Chinese. Know what that means? Ask the guys who drew those old scrolls, or ask the old Fishermen of Cathay, and what Indian ever dared to sail to Europe or Hawaii from the salmon-tumbling streams of North America? When I say Indian, I mean Ogallag,


Good luck! But don't be fooled -- part of this language appears in at least two of Kerouac's books (he was a great recycler of language).

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3 comments:

TroutStreamMan said...

'The Sea is My Brother'
~ jk

TroutStreamMan said...
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Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Good guess but not correct. Try again?