Leaf and Tendril (Classic Reprint)

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As most of the essays in this volume were written in a little bark-covered study that is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, I have thought it not inap propriate for me to go to the vine for a title for the collection. The leaf may stand very well for the nature sketches, and the tendril may symbolize those other papers in which I have groped my way in some of the great problems, seeking some law or truth to cling to. The tendril is blind, but it is sensitive and outreaching, and aided by the wind, never ceases to feel this way and that for support. Whatever it touches it clings to. One vine will cling to another, or one arm cling to another arm of the same vine. It has no power to select or discriminate - its one overmastering impulse is to cling, no mat ter to what. Where the tendril strikes the wire, or hooks that sensitive finger around it, how quickly it tightens its hold and winds itself round and round! In time it becomes almost as hard as the wire itself.

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Author(s) - John Burroughs


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ISBN - 9780260209351

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 302


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ISBN - 9781331049807

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