Fragrance Quote for May 11th, 2012 from TOM TIDDLER’S GROUND 1 BY ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH

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Fragrance Quote for May 11th, 2012 from TOM TIDDLER’S GROUND 1
BY ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH

The sunshine, falling warm on the wet flowers, drew from them the rarest fragrance. (They were trumpet dafl'odils, as has been said, and nine out of ten of us would have called them odorless; but little Jan, it was to be discovered, had a sense of smell keen, almost, as a wild animal's.) Their fragrance mingled... with the wafted brine of the sea; and between them, what with the breeze and the myriad heads of gold it set nodding, and the spirit of youth dancing inside of him. they flooded the child’s soul with happiness— a happiness so poignant that once, straightening himself up in a pause of the picking, he felt his eyes brim with tears through which the daffodils danced in a mist.