Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   10 December [1866]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>A confounded cock ground the crimson seeds up so CD could not find them in its excrement. CD is puzzled by how seeds can be disseminated if merely ground up by birds. Perhaps like acorns from seeds accidentally dropped by birds?</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>A woodcock’s leg with dry clay clinging to it, from which CD has grown a microscopical rush.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Spencer would have been wonderful if he had trained himself to observe more.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>On New Zealand flora and connection with Australia.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Difficulty of speculating about the amount of organic chemical change at different periods.</p>

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