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In 1865 Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote and published “The Crocodile” under the name A.Y. Poretsky, This ironic story of a gentleman, Ivan Matveich, who visits an arcade with his wife Elena Ivanovna and a family friend Semyon Semyonitch, is swallowed alive by a crocodile after teasing it. Once the gentleman is swallowed whole, his wife desperately pleas for the animal to be flayed are quickly denied by the German proprietor and his mumbling wife. The German couple is distraught over the assumed impending death of the crocodile, their fear is that it will burst from the immense amount it has jus consumed and for the possibility of lost profits. The German couple and Elena Ivanovna begin to argue as to what will become of either party with their monetary losses and who is at fault and who will be responsible for the loss of moneys. As this ensues a voice is heard; the voice of Ivan Matveich from inside the crocodiles belly. Ivan then begins to counsel his wife and friend on what should be done. He does not demand to be freed, and he is not af…