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“Well barbered and manicured Nature, closely shaven lawns and neatly trimmed hedges are perfectly proper in yards to suburban houses, but contact with Nature without a hair-cut and unshaven is what gives strength to one’s muscles, brightness to one’s eyes, and makes the red blood dance in one’s veins.”

Dan Beard’s Animal Book and Camp-Fire Stories (New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1907), preface, iii.
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