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The Acorn-Planter

A California Forest Play

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,637 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,525
Added to site: 2007.07.20
mnybks.net#: 17689
Genres: Drama, Poetry
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ill destroy us?

{Red Cloud}
Then is the Sun Man the stronger; it may be
because of his kindness and wiseness, and because
of his women.

{Young Brave}
Is it told that the women of the Sun are good
to the eye, soft to the arm, and a fire in the heart
of man?

{Shaman}
_(Holding up hand solemnly.)_
It were well, lest the young do not forget, to
repeat the old word again.

{War Chief}
_(Nodding confirmation.)_
Here, where the tale is told.

_(Pointing to the spring.)_
Here, where the water burst from under the heel
of the Sun Man mounting into the sky.

_(War Chief leads the way up the hillside
to the spring, and signals to the Old Man
to begin)_

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