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Lea Tassie

Smashwords Edition September, 2016

Copyright Lea Tassie

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This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or places, events or locales is purely coincidental. The characters are productions of the author's imagination and used fictitiously.

Note: Chapter One is adapted from the short story Guardians, published in the Summer, 1999 issue of Storyteller.


There is a close similarity between chlorophyll and hemoglobin, the essence of our blood. So that you may lay your hand upon the smooth flank of a beech and say, "We be of one blood, brother, thou and I." The one significant difference in the two structural formulas is this: that the hub of every hemoglobin molecule is one atom of iron, while in chlorophyll it is one atom of magnesium.

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