Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quote from my reading: Trees

“At length, nearly three long centuries after the Genoese had crossed the ocean, the white man came to plant a home on this spot, and it was then the great change began; the axe and the saw, the forge and the wheel, were busy from dawn to dusk, cows and swine fed in thickets whence the wild beasts had fled, while the ox and the horse drew away in chains the fallen trunks of the forest.” Susan F. Cooper. 1850. Rural Hours.

American Earth, 2008, p. 54.

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