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Yossip hesitated. "I remember neither landmarks nor exact distances. I myself will
And the place with difficulty. Sall, if you want the flowers, instruct me, and I will
bring them here." "A good idea," said Zuck. "Take the pony cart, so that you may
make haste. Ride out Giliom's Lane this very moment; cut neither buds nor seed-
pods, only those flowers which have come into full bloom. In this manner we will
not injure the growth." "Just so," said Yossip. "I will need a sharp knife to cut the
"He is searching out new merchandise," said Yossip. "The booth is in my care." "
At least he has found flowers for me! Bring them forward; they are mine alone and
must never be sold elsewhere!" "As you wish, lady." Melancthe took possession
of the flowers. They were indeed of startling distinction, with colours that seemed
to shudder with the force of their nature. Each was different; each projected a
unique personality. The first: pungent orange, mingled with vermilion, plum-red
"No doubt whatever! I am denied such ecstasies by my mean and paltry soul."
Shimrod looked around the meadow. "Where is this merchant of dreams?"
Melancthe pointed. "Just there! I see Yossip, but where are my lovely flowers? No
doubt he has put them aside for me." Melancthe ran to the booth. "Yossip, good
morning to you, and where is my bouquet?" Yossip shook his head mournfully. "
Lady, in this case the truth is more simple, more elemental and more convincing
than any lie.
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