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PARABLE OF THE SOWER The same day Jesus, going out of the house,
sat by the seaside. And great multitudes were gathered together
unto him, so that he went up into a boat and sat: and all the
multitude stood on the shore. And he spoke to them many things in
parables, saying: Behold the sower went forth to sow. And whilst he
soweth some fell by the wayside, and the birds of the air came and
ate them up. And other some fell upon stony ground, where they had
not much earth: and they sprung up immediately, because they had no
deepness of earth. And when the sun was up, they were scorched: and
because they had not root, they withered away. And others fell
among thorns: and the thorns grew up and choked them. And others
fell upon good ground: and they brought forth fruit, some an
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold. He that hath ears
to hear, let him hear. ? Matthew xiii. 1-9. THE KING OF BIRDS
language decided determinedcuckoo signal beneathhonor disdain
heightarrangement gradually cautiouslyIn olden times, every sound
in nature had some sort of meaning. When the hammer of the smith
sounded, it was as if he said, "How I strike! how I strike!" The
sound of the plane on the table said, "I scratch, I scratch." The
rush of the water over a mill wheel had a "meaning. If the miller
was a cheat, it seemed to say sometimes, "Who cheats? who cheats?"
Then it would reply, "The miller, the miller." When the mill went
very fast, you might hear it say, "Stealing six out of eight!
stealing six out of eight!" In those days, also, the birds had a
language of their own. It sounded only like twittering, screaming,
and whistling, but they could understand it well enough. About this
time some of the birds decided that they ought not to be without
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