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Atlantic Monthly

Vol. 10, No. 61, November, 1862

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,550 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 589
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8164
Genre: Periodical
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h fruit! bigger than many berries, we must admit, and carried home will be sound and palatable next spring. What care I for Iduna's apples so long as I can get these?

When I go by this shrub thus late and hardy, and see its dangling fruit, I respect the tree, and I am grateful for Nature's bounty, even though I cannot eat it. Here on this rugged and woody hill-side has grown an apple-tree, not planted by man, no relic of a former orchard, but a natural growth, like the pines and oaks. Most fruits which we prize and use depend entirely on our care. Corn and grain, potatoes, peaches, melons, etc., depend altogether on our planting; but the apple emulates man's independence and enterprise. It is not simply carried, as I have said, but, like him, to some extent, it has migrated to this New World, and is even, here and there, making its way amid the aboriginal trees; just as the ox and dog and horse sometimes run wild and maintain themselves.

Even the sourest and crabbedest apple, growing in the most un

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