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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 60 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 60
The Sleepy Hills _Oh my native hills! Thou has lifted me onto thy shoulders in my youth that I might see the distant and beckoning scene. In such ways thou hast pointed me forth to remote places. But always thou hast welcomed my returnings. Enfold me at last under thy comforting shelter and take back again the particles of thy substance and the trace of thy granite without which for better or worse I could not have been I._ _ Robert Fellows Wood, in Springfield Republican, Oct. 17, 1940.  The Village A characteristic feature was the hitching rack. Here farmers tied their teams for the time they did business in the village. The earth became excavated near the posts; the stomping of the shod feet -cont. p. 200-  ::::::::: Cont. from p. 23 _ and cookies almost too delicious for belief. But even the best repast must have an end and so after thus eating with your friends about you the gustatory circle dissolved in order to witness the games of the afternoon. One of these _ the most thrilling was called the tournament because a lineal descendant of the ancient tournament of England when armored knights jousted for ladies favors. A tall post held a cross bar with a wire pendent from it, the wire so bent at the bottom as to hold horizontally an ivory harness ring. The contenders, mounted, came forward at a gallop and speared the ring. If they took of the ring on the spear it was counted as a hit. It was clever to be able to meet the conditions of a gallop and yet
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