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By Kate Chopin

Released for the 1st time as Chopin meant, it is a selection of her so much cutting edge tales, together with "The tale of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

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If you plot out rich fields on level ground, set them close; that way, Bacchus does not hold back on their fruitfulness. 275 But if rolling terrain and gently sloping hills mark your land, allow for elbowroom. When everything is put in place, let squared-off paths cut neat right angles through the arbors. As often in fierce war, when the legion deploys its companies in long, straight ranks and the vanguard halts on an open plain, 280 the order of battle set, weapons glittering everywhere moving like waves, and the troops bristle, spoiling to fight, but War still wanders undecided between opposing sides— just so, let your vineyard be governed by the same straight paths, not simply because a pleasant view feeds an idle mind 285 but only so does earth give equal strength to all plants and leave them open space to stretch out their branches.

340 Then lambs are fat, then wine is smoothest to the palate, then sleep is sweet and shadows thick in the mountains. See that every youth in the countryside worships Ceres. For her wash the honeycomb with milk and mellow wine. Three times let the auspicious victim circle the new crops 345 while the whole crowd of farmers follows, rejoicing, and calls out loudly, summoning Ceres into their homes. Before anyone applies his scythe to the ripened wheat, his temples crowned with a twisted wreath of oak, let him dance a jig in Ceres’ honor and chant her old songs.

Look! Earth to its farthest reaches tamed by cultivation— the Arabs’ eastern homes, tattooed tribes north of the Caspian. 115 Trees have their allotted habitats. India alone bears black ebony; frankincense comes only from Arabia. What shall I tell you about the fragrant gum that seeps from the bark and the pods of the evergreen acacia? What to tell of Ethiopia’s groves, gleaming white with soft 120 wool, what of the fine silk combed from leaves in China? Or, nearer the ocean, the banyan jungles that India supports, that tract at earth’s far end where no flight of arrows can gain the upper air above the canopy?

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