Why did French author and poet Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855) walk his pet lobster at the end of a blue silk ribbon, on a leash as the famous description goes, in the Palais-Royal in Paris?

Answer: “Because,” he said, “he knows the secrets of the deep”.

Source: Gerard de Nerval, Parisien de Paris by Charles Fegdal

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