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Bather Tall.

The catacombs and quarries of Paris, all under Government supervision, produce vast quantities of mushrooms, and in Italy, where the delicacy is thoroughly understood and highly appreciated as an article of diet, it has long been the custom for the Government to appoint inspectors "Fungi Fathers," so to speak—to examine all mushrooms brought into the market, and to reject the poisonous or worthless sorts. New Zealand has the credit of producing a remarkable edible fungus, with a name somewhat longer than an average parasol, and a remarkably obliging type of caterpillar, whose life is practically devoted to the cult wc have indicated. Let us consider this caterpillar. He lives underground, like the thoughful recluse he is. He has no ambition to sing ' I'd be a butterfly,' like the orchids, but his amiable ambition is to grow a mußhroom, He accordingly grows one right out of his own body, and the fungus, whose roots are centred in his amiable back, " springs upward through the soil until it reaches the height of Sin or lOin, when it is eaten by the Maoris, who also employ it when burned as a coloring-matter." This sounds like a fable, but we have it on the authority of the Department of Agriculture at Washington, in their published pamphlet; so this singular case of what may roughly be termed " caterpillary attraction " must be taken as gospel, —London' Telegraph,'

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Bather Tall., Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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Bather Tall. Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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