“I had hated these ponies for the part they played in my father’s death but now I realized the notion was fanciful, that it was wrong to charge blame for these pretty beasts who knew neither good nor evil but only innocence. I say that of these ponies. I have known some horses and a good many more pigs who I believed harbored evil intent in their hearts. I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful. Who has not seen Satan in their sly faces? Some preachers say, well, that is superstitious “claptrap”. My answer is this: Preacher, go to your Bible and read Luke 8. 26-33.”
Overlook Press, 2013 (publicado originalmente en 1968). Prólogo de Donna Tartt.