Of all the manners and customs of the ancient Hypertrophians, their means of acquiring food were among the most singular. First they stripped the land bare of potentially beneficial vegetation and wildlife and often flattened the hills and filled in the hollows. Then they doused it with a variety of chemical Fertilizers whose long-term effects were often precisely the opposite of what the name implies...
"The Eating Rituals of the Ancient Hypertrophians,"
Sketch: Vol. 43
, Article 6.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/sketch/vol43/iss2/6