A Magnificent Apple Tree

"How lovely," Madame Vereaux smiled. "Those apples look quite edible."

Sir Thomas shook his head. "Madame, was not such folly responsible for our fallen state to begin with? One must be careful with unfamiliar fruits, especially in a place like this."

"Begging your pardon, Sir Thomas," Mr. Gilby intervened, "but not all peoples have seen it so. Wouldn't you agree with me, Mr. Flowers?"

"Well, yes, of course," the historian replied. "But did you have something particularly in mind? Surely a story accompanies such a cryptic remark as that."

After a thoughtful pause, Mr. Gilby nodded. "Indeed."


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