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Thomas Chandler Haliburton – "Honey Pots"

Most of them are dyke marshes have what they call ‘HONEY POTS’ in ’em; that is a deep hole all full of squash, where you can’t find no bottom. Well, every now and then, when a feller goes to look for his horse, he sees his tail a stickin right out an eend, from one of these honey pots, and wavin like a head of broom corn; and sometimes you see two or three trapped there, e’en a most smothered, everlastin’ tired, half swimmin’ half wadin, like rats in a molasses cask. When they find ’em in that are pickle, they go and get ropes, and tie ’em tight round their necks, and half hang ’em to make ’em float, and then haul ’em out. Awful looking critters they be, you may depend, when they do come out; for all the world like half drowned kittens–all slinkey–slimey–with their great long tails glued up like a swab of oakum dipped in tar. If they don’t look foolish its a pity? Well, they have to nurse these critters all winter, with hot mashes, warm covering, and what not, and when spring comes, they mostly die, and if they don’t they are never no good arter. I wish with all my heart half the horses in the country were barrelled up in these here ‘honey pots,’ and then there’d be near about one half too many left for profit. Jist look at one of these barn yards in the spring–half a dozen half starved colts, with their hair lookin a thousand ways for Sunday, and their coats hangin in tatters, and half a dozen good for nothin old horses, a crowdin out the cows and sheep.

Excerpt From:
The Clockmaker; The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Originally Printed and Published by Joseph Howe, Halifax, 1836
Volume Consulted
The New Canadian Library, General Editor – David Staines
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario 1993
No. IX – Yankee Eating and Horse Feeding – pg 53



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