In a good play every speech should be as
fully flavoured as a nut or apple.
JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE
A woman begged the shaman for a potion that would "make her husband love her again." She explained that before her husband fought in the war, he was warm, loving, and he laughed easily. But since his return he was angry, distant, and humorless. The more she tried to hug her husband, tease him, and draw him back to her, the worse it became. The shaman was her last hope. The shaman listened patiently to the woman's story. When she was finished he said, "I think I can help you. I will make you a love potion -- but you must go find one of the ingredients." She said she would. He told her that this love potion must contain a whisker from a live tiger. This was the only way he could help make her husband love her again. She was distraught. "How can I possibly get a whisker from a beast