THE BUMBLE-BEEby@jeanhenrifabre

THE BUMBLE-BEE

by Jean-Henri Fabre6mJuly 26th, 2023
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THE flowers with pollen were cut off, those with ovaries wrapped each in a separate gauze-bag. Every morning they went and watched the blossoming. With pollen taken from the cut flowers they powdered the stigmas of four or five pistillate blossoms. And it happened just as their uncle had said. The ovaries whose stigmas had received the pollen became pumpkins, the others dried up without swelling. Now, during these experiments, which were both a serious study and a joyful amusement, Uncle Paul continued his account of the flower.
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I was an entomologist, and author known for the lively style of my popular books on the lives of insects.

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I was an entomologist, and author known for the lively style of my popular books on the lives of insects.

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