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Dere was one Chris'mus long time ago, after Pharoe's daughter found Moses in de bull-grass an 'fo' Christopher Columbus went a-sailin '' round to find dis yeah country, dat ole man Santy gib a Chris'mus to de critters.
The natives called it "bull-grass," but anything more unlike grass I never saw, so we rejected that nomenclature, and dubbed them "green fans."
There is a kind of grass, called bull-grass, which is very troublesome in rice-fields, as it springs up amongst the rice, and between the rows or "in-steps," and being of singularly rapid growth, would soon choke the rice.