"Sleep with fishes" (Godfather?)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Dec 19 06:42:32 UTC 2005

>Does "sleeping with fishes" come from THE GODFATHER? Movie, book, or both?
>HDAS? Fred's book have it?

>From The Godfather, Mario Puzo, 1969 G. P. Putnams, p.119.

"When he came back he was holding Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest in his hands.   Wrapped in the vest was a huge dead fish. . .  .Michael, bewildered, said.  "What the hell does that fish mean?"  It was Hagen the Irisher, the Consigliere, who answered him.  "The fish means that Luca Brasi is sleeping on the bottom of the ocean"  he said.  "It's an old Sicilian message." "

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