Adultery

Me: [quoting Somerset Maugham] "You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct."
Aati: But i'm sure they all died very much in love with each other. I'd certainly like to think that.

Comments

Abdul Sami said…
is that why they are extinct ???

lack of adultery meant too lil reproducing took place... lol
Awais said…
I think Maugham meant it more as a literary quip :)
Paul P. Mealing said…
Actually they are extinct as a culture due to genocide by Europeans.

Some people claim they are not extinct as a race because their genes do survive in people alive today.

Regards, Paul.