Clovis Engages Some Oysters
"'I think Oysters are more beautiful than any religion,' he resumed presently. 'They not only forgive our unkindness to them; they justify it, they incite us to go on being perfectly horrid to them. Once they arrive at the supper-table they seem to enter thoroughly into the spirit of the thing. There's nothing in Chritianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an Oyster.'"
I realize Saki is best known for his comedic writing; but sometimes he waxes positively philosophical. Or is this more like poetry? The more of a Catfish I am, the harder it is to tell apart the different landscum writing disciplines.