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“‘In which then would you dig the hole deep for your plant, in the dry or the wet ground?’

“‘In the dry, of course; because if you dug deep in the wet, you would come on water, and water would stop your planting.’

“‘I think you are quite right. Now suppose the holes are dug; have you ever noticed how1 the plants for each kind of soil should be put in?’

“‘Oh, yes.’

1 There must be something wrong with the text here. The MSS. give ὁπηνίκα, “just when,” but that has nothing to do with the matter in hand. Is something lost?

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