Excerpt from Inlets and Outlets: Familiar Talks About the Five Senses
If you examine a ﬂower, you notice that the leaves and expanded buds are supported by a stem, and this answers the same pur pose as the framework of the human body, which consists of no less than two hun dred and forty-six bones. Every tree eats and breathes, or it could not live. The root has many little mouths, and these drink in the food, and this food becomes sap, which is the blood of the tree, and contains what makes the wood and the leaves and the fruit. And as the sap ﬂows along from branch to branch each leaf takes what it wants and lets the rest pass on, and each apple or pear takes what it wants and lets the rest pass on. And all the while the leaves are acting the part of lungs, and breathe in and out very much as you breathe.
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