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To Shell Cocoanuts

Take the nut in the left hand with the three eyes

up; strike from the nut down with your hatchet; peel with a knife or

spoke shave, cut them into four pieces, cover them with water, set on

the furnace, and let come to a good boil. If the nuts are sour, strain

and add fresh cold water quickly so as the heat will not darken them,

and repeat. If very sour scrape the insides out. Grate them, taking out

one pieces at a time, as the air does them no good.