Hitherto I had stuck to my irresolution of not eating animal food.And considered the taking of every fish as a kind of provoked murder. Since none of them had or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter. All this seemed very reasonable. But I had formally been a great lover of fishes and when this come hot out of the trying pan, it smelt so good, I ballanced some time between principal and declination ‘til I recollected that when the fish was opened I saw smaller fish taken out of their stomacs. Then thought I if you eat each other, I don’t see why we mayn’t eat you.