First Trooper Quotes in The Savage Innocents (1960)
First Trooper Quotes:
First Trooper: Inuk. listen. No judge in the world will understand you offering another man your wife.
Inuk: But it is our custom, we must be polite. White men don't borrow other men's wives?
First Trooper: Never mind that. You don't lend your wife as if she were a sled.
Inuk: Oh ho ho, someone would rather lend his wife than his sled. You lend your sled, it comes back cracked. You lend your knife, it comes back dull. You lend your dogs, they come back tired and crawling. But if you love your wife, no matter how often you lend her, she always comes back like new.
Inuk: [embraces Asiak]
Inuk: Man, man, you don't understand?
Inuk: I understand. But the other men live by the book, and there you are a murderer
Inuk: But we must make them understand, otherwise Papik, Asiak and me cannot go into other men's igloos, that is OUR law.
Inuk: We change the book, huh?
[to Asiak as he prepares to go out]
Inuk: You bring the food
First Trooper: [to Asiak] They'll never understand.
Asiak: [as she exits the doorway of igloo] When you come to a strange land, you should bring your wives, and not your laws.
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