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Pic of the Day: “Our tree they killed it!” “Well, would you look at that now.” “They didn’t have any right to kill it, did they, papa!” “Now wait a minute. They didn’t kill it. Why, they couldn’t kill that tree.” “Promise?” “Why sure baby. Don’t tell me that tree is gonna lay down and die that easily. Look at that tree. See where it’s coming from. Right up outta that cement! Didn’t nobody plant it. Didn’t ask the cement to grow. It just couldn’t help growing so much it just pushed that old cement out of the way. Now when you bust it with something like that, can’t anybody help it, like… like that little ole bird up there. He didn’t ask anybody could he sing and he certainly didn’t take any lessons. He’s so full of singing it just has to bust out someplace. Why they could cut that ole tree right down to the ground and a root would push up someplace else in the cement.”

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - 18

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