A Nigger Professor of Cramanology
Phrenology, Race, Anatomy
Written in patois, it depicts two black people discussing 'cramanology'. Caesar, who has just attended lectures on the subject, describes the practice to Cuffey, who is unacquainted with the subject. Summarises it as 'de hills and de hollows ob de skull, de nobs and de no-nobs, to show de natural genus ob de interlect'. Caesar feels Cuffey's skull and informs his surprised friend that he possesses well-developed organs for 'eatin fish' and singing.
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