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l berries had grown tog
ether. The tree in Mrs.
Bush's garden is the b
lack mulberry, as any o
ne might know by the st
ained lips and hands th
at sometimes come from
there; and it has been
cultivated from ancient
times for its fine app
earance and shade. It i
s found wild in the for
ests of Persia, and is
thought to have been ta
ken from there to Europ
e. The tree is more bea
utiful than useful, for
the silkworms do not t
hrive well on the leave
s and the wood is neith
er strong nor durable."
"Why, I thought," said
Clara, "that silkworms
Among the Trees at Elmridge by Church, Ella Rodman