chapter  6
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Concepts of soil

The love of dirt is among the earliest of our passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dicty, we are pure ... To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch their renewal of life, - this is the commonest delight of the (human) race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.