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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 2 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 2
structure plastered over with mud to keep in the heat, and the firing began. That part was wonderful, the great glowing furnaces shining with an intense red glare _ kept up night and day with a man stoking, for say about seven days. And then what a marvelous sight when the job was done and the outer layer torn off revealing the deep red bricks, the product of the intense heat.  Truthfulness of Children Perhaps more than any other virtue truth was inculcated upon his children. We might count this or that fault but story-telling was the capital sin. As a result we sometimes embarrassed our parents. There were three families of Davis  ::::::::: in the neighborhood. We called them by names which were diagnostic, namely Rich Davis, Poor Davis and Widow Davis. These designations were accurately descriptive _ no one could mistake what we meant. But we continually used this nomenclature _ one day before company which annoyed our parents very much, especially our father. _Feb. 21, 1931. See below.  -Camp meeting on Putah Creek; see Men and Manners, 5:3. -The home horses racing on the plain before the first fall storm. Cf. Men and Manners, 5:3. -The real names, see above, were _Bill Davis, Milt Davis, and the other I do not recall. -Cato, Roman Farm Management. McMillan, 1913.  _The news were always told and the news were news of the road. We had met _Poor Davis_ on the road.
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