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  • Like other Pescadero residents, willow-tree farmer Neil Curry lives in a low-lying area adjacent to the marsh, land diked generations ago to hold back the wetlands.

    Tiny Town Is Awash in Water Woes

  • As we sat under the willow-tree and ate the cherries (fair, for Alice shared them out), we played at being ninety.

    A Holiday Romance

  • As we sat under the willow-tree and ate the cherries (fair, for Alice shared them out), we played at being ninety.

    A Holiday Romance

  • As for her dying and desiring to be buried under the willow-tree, of which the first ballad is the subject, though I believed the story then, I have at present some doubts about it.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • One of the chief beauties of this ballad (for the translation of which I received some well-merited compliments) is the delicate way in which the suicide of the poor young woman under the willow-tree is hinted at; for that she threw herself into the water and became one among the lilies of the stream, is as clear as a pikestaff.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Now nothing could be seen on either side of the road but the fences of kitchen gardens and here and there a solitary willow-tree; everything in front of them was shrouded in darkness.

    The Witch, and other stories

  • I found him here as melancholy as a lodge in a warren: I told him, and I think I told him true, that your grace had got the good will of this young lady; and I offered him my company to a willow-tree, either to make him a garland, as being forsaken, or to bind him up a rod, as being worthy to be whipped.

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • I could see his great frame through a willow-tree, with the sere grass and withered reeds around, and the faint gleam of fugitive water beyond.

    Erema

  • She was away before it welled up in her mind, away, swift and true, yet steady above all — for without steadiness it could never be done — to the landing-place under the willow-tree, where she also had seen the boat lying moored among the stakes.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • She would sit alone for hours on the shore, under a green willow-tree that hung its curtains of pale-green fronds, on the beach.

    The Plumed Serpent

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