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THE TRACK OF THE MOORS

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Learned.

But the Moors had

left

a

crown of

laurel

which

All the vegetation of Andalusia, the sugar and cotton trees, the palms cane, mulberries, rice-fields, banana and citrons, all still speak with the yearly season that changes " camel's back " into a the desert into a garden and the brown refused to wither.

count this red soil as Only, perhaps, can the olive Moors as in Italy or of the much its own before the advent Greece the olive, which never needs transplanting, but chooses

parterre.

;

Old

FoKTlPiCATioNS, Almeria.

most poetic regions of the earth, from the western isle of Japan through the Celestial Empire to the flowering sides of the Arno and the slopes of the Pyrenees. as its rightful heritage all the

So

in Spain, the olive follows not only the

most romantic and smiling

of

parts

most

Spanish

fertile

but the

landscape

;

its

sacred oil burnt before certain images becomes miraculous, and it links itself into one of the most unique of Andalusian features

— the curious dying-out

life

of the

oil-mills.

They are gradually disappearing before machinery, these old oil vintages which for centuries of Decembers and Januaries have typified the rustic Spanish character as it developed, not from the Moors in this instance, but from something more classic, perhaps, in

its

primitive,

agricultural

spirit

mingled

with

the

yearly

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