Quotation by H.L. Mencken

Baltimore lay very near the immense protein factory of Chesapeake Bay, and out of the bay it ate divinely. I well recall the time when prime hard crabs of the channel species, blue in color, at least eight inches in length along the shell, and with snow-white meat almost as firm as soap, were hawked in Hollins Street of Summer mornings at ten cents a dozen.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Happy Days, ch. 4, p. 55, Knopf (1940).

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