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Great Possessions
     

Great Possessions

by David Grayson, Thomas Fogarty (Illustrator)
 

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The essential taste of the cherry and peach and all their numerous relatives is, in variation, that of the peach pit, so that the whole tribe may be easily recognized, though it was some time before I could tell with certainty the peach from the cherry. The oak shoot, when chewed a little, tastes exactly like the smell of new oak lumber; the maple has a peculiar taste

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The essential taste of the cherry and peach and all their numerous relatives is, in variation, that of the peach pit, so that the whole tribe may be easily recognized, though it was some time before I could tell with certainty the peach from the cherry. The oak shoot, when chewed a little, tastes exactly like the smell of new oak lumber; the maple has a peculiar taste and smell of its own that I can find no comparison for, and the poplar is one of the bitterest trees that ever I have tasted. The trees-pines, spruces, hemlocks, balsams, cedars-are to me about the pleasantest of all, both in taste and odour, and though the spruces and pines taste and smell much alike at first, one soon learns to distinguish them.

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ISBN-13:
9781558381148
Publisher:
American Traveler Press
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)

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