Fragrance Quote for March 24th, 2012- The ink-stain (Taché d'encre) By René Bazin

Melons Fragrance Quote for March 24th, 2012- The ink-stain (Taché d'encre) By René Bazin

The peace that enveloped this country presbytery was indescribable. The parish was small, middling honest, easy-going, accustomed to the priest that had directed it for thirty years. The village ended at the presbytery, which stood on the border of the meadows sloping toward the river, from which mounted, during the hot season, the varied song of the fields mingled with the perfume of the grasses. Behind the rambling old house, a vegetable-garden encroached upon the meadow. It caught the first ray of sunshine, and held the last. Cherries might be seen there in May, and gooseberries even earlier, and usually a week before Assumption one could not pass within a hundred yards of the garden without inhaling between the hedges the heavy perfume of ripening melons.