Cruso cautions us to wash those emptied plant pots before putting them away in a corner of the cellar. You wouldn't put dirty dishes on a shelf, would you? she asked.
That theory, of course, would have been anathema to Marash Boy's mother, who would rescue wilted twigs from the sale shelf at the back of the "Five and Ten" and with her last five or ten cents, buy a twig and nurse it into a living, thriving plant!
Would that Marash Girl had Medzmama's green thumb! Or Thalassa Curso's, for that matter!