n South African Medical Journal - Feline companions and demography : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In by Ernest Hemingway, the author goes to visit Gertrude Stein and, sitting downstairs, hears from above the following by Ms Stein: 'Don't, pussy. Don't. Don't, please don't. I'll do everything, pussy, pussy, but please don't do it. Please don't. Please don't, pussy.' Hemingway immediately leaves, having said to a servant: 'What a shame.' Gertrude Stein might have said that to her cat jumping onto a table and walking upon some manuscripts.

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