The priest took the pick again,hacked at the tree until it fell with crash.All the time has been going on,the countryman quite forgetting his barrow.
Then he took a pick,dug a depp hole in the ground, and plated the pip.
When the old priest has gone and the crowd was getting thin, he turned to see his barrow and saw with horror that it was empty.
In a moment he understood what happened. The pears the old priest had been so generous in giving away were the countryman's.
He then asked for hot water to pour on the pip.While he was pouring they saw first as ttiny green sprout,then one leaf uncurled..
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