Study of Beelzebub's Tales




3 The Cause of the Delay in the Falling of the Ship Karnak


When the captain had gone, Hassein suddenly sprang to his feet and began to dance and clap his hands and shout:


42 Beelzebub in America


“Let us take for example what is called ‘clap,’ or as scientists there call it ‘gonorrhoea.’ On the continent of Europe and America almost all the beings both of male and female sex have this disease in one of its different stages, but on the continent Asia it is met with only on the borders where beings frequently mix with the beings of the continent of Europe.