Nancy O'Connor: do you think many people can talk to animals. I know Milam can
Henry: no ma'am, no ma'am. Not too many can talk to them.
Nancy O'Connor: why not?
Henry: Well, they haven't got the patience. You got to have a long patience with animals. You got to be very gentle with 'em. I tell ya I've noticed one thing, cows and horses talk too. They language. You can have a cow and don't treat her right she'll tell the other cows. But if you treat her good, give her plenty of feed, she'll also tell 'em that. She'll come the first night and get her meal and the next night you wonder where all those cows come from. There's a bird that goes in the woods too, makes a funny noise like a whistle, that's the pimp to the other animals. As long as he find you, you ain't gonna kill nothing. You got to either kill him or get him out of your path. All other animals they got a funny little call, you won't see a squirrel, rabbit, nothing. They used to have coons almost as big as I am. Papa brought home many a coon bigger than I was, and folks used to eat them. Geese, they used to have all the game here all the year round. And nobody never would put a law out because a fella never was gonna kill over a mess. Rabbit was the best meal they had.