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Text for Page 042 [01-06-1861]

       Live Oaks, Magnolias and Spanish Moss.
who was absent on our arrival, but returning,
gave us some prime barley-whiskey and took
an especial fancy to me, inviting me to visit
him again, at length.     Adjacent to his there
was a fine old house with a magnificent grove
of live oaks and magnolias.  I had recognized
previously on other trees the long parasitical moss
familiar to me in my former Southern experience.
It give them what Willis called a very Don Ce-
sar de Bazanish look.        Here�s a photograph of
such a grove, by a Charleston operator; I did 
not visit the locality, but it�s a characteristic
and therefore appropriate picture.

[photograph of trees]               
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