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.