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OldFool31: "I must ask of you squirrel eaters.... Do you eat any other rodents?"

I remember a book called An American in the Gulag
https://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Dolguns-story-American-Gula...

Alexander Dolgun, from embassy employee, to prisoner, then falsely convicted of being a terrorist against Russia and sentenced to hard labor. Released after eight long years he is finally able to recount the experience of being transported to and between prisons, interactions and friendships with other prisoners, the day to day drudgery of trying to stay alive under horrendous conditions which involved trying to meet ridiculously high work quotas for extremely strenuous jobs while in a constant state of starvation and often, sickness.

He survived his time there by eating rats - the only food available to him.

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