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The Land of Long Ago

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,857 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 573
Added to site: 2010.05.02
mnybks.net#: 27566
Origin: gutenberg.org
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hit the squirrel anywhere but in the head, old Jonathan'd give 'em a good whippin'. That sort o' trainin' was bound to make a boy a good marksman, but it was hard on the squirrels."

[Illustration: "I know the delicate differences and resemblances between the odors of individual roses" Drawn by G. Patrick Nelson]

I had thought myself deeply learned in the lore of sweet odors. I know that the orient spells of sandal-wood can intoxicate like the opium-pipe or the draught of Indian hemp. I know the delicate differences and resemblances between the odors of individual roses. I know that when nature made the coarse hollyhock, she gave it the almond perfume that floats over the waves of the Hellespont from the petals of the patrician oleander growing on its banks. And I know that, in the same mood, she dowered the vulgar horseweed with the breath of the mignonette. Every odor is to me as a note of music, and I know the discords and harmonies in the long, long scale of perfume. I know that heliotrope a

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