Louie W. Strentzel
[Jeanne C.] Carr
accept as solid truth, all those accounts of insect-devouring plants narrated by Prof. Bessey, and also several blood-curdling stories with similar ideas, appearing in recent papers, which beset me to considering the doctrine of total depravity to a most uncomfortable extent as I am not yet able to believe the vivisection- ist theory that insects and animals suffer no pain but rather enjoy the processes of being cooked, eaten, or tortured alive. So if Mr. Muir should write for the Horticulturist, a description of that “carnio- orous Darlingtonia”, I must beg you to see that he makes the account no more dreadful than is actually necessary. Well no matter, ignorance being blissful, I will just continue as heretofore, in loving my flower-darlings and believing them to [ bathe?] one relic of Eden’s garden brought 06387
1875 Mar 21
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