Two Crocodiles highlights two literary masters from opposite ends of the world Russia s Fyodor Dostoevsky and Uruguay s Felisberto Hernandez. Dostoevsky s crocodile, cruelly displayed in a traveling sideshow, gobbles whole a pretentious high-ranking civil servant. But the functionary survives unscathed and seizes his new unique platform to expound to the fascinated public. Dostoevsky s Crocodile is a matchless, hilarious satire.Hernandez s Crocodile, on the other hand, while also terribly funny, is a heartbreaker. A pianist struggling to make ends meet as a salesman finds success when he begins to weep before clients and audience alike, but then he can t stop the crocodile tears.