¨¨¨¨=\%§£#                                          #£§%\=¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
-=\%%§£###                                          ###£§%%\=-
¨-=\%%§§££                                          ££§§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%%§£#                                          #£§%%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£##               (EQUISETUM)                ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨¨-\%%£                                          £%%\-¨¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§§§#                                          #§§§%%\=-¨
¨¨---=%§§#         ¨-=\=-¨ THE PLANT ¨-=\=-¨        #§§%=---¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨-=%%§                                          §%%=-¨¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§££# THE  EQUISETUM  IS A  PLANT  MUCH  OLDER #££§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## THAN  FERNS,  WHICH  ARE  IN  TURN  MUCH ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨--=%§£ OLDER THAN MOST TREES. IT'S  LIGHT GREEN £§%=--¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨-\%%§§ TO  YELLOW  IN  COLOR  AND  IS  SLIGHTLY §§%%\-¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£##               TRANSPARENT.               ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## THE PLANT HAS A SPINE. EACH VERTEBRA  IS ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨¨-\\%£ STACKED  UPON THE NEXT,  WITH  SPOKELIKE £%\\-¨¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£## RIBS  RADIATING OUTWARD. EVEN  SO,  IT'S ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨-\%%%§ VERY LIGHT, BEING HOLLOW.  IT'S  ROUGHLY §%%%\-¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£## THE HEIGHT  OF A  FOXES TAIL, AND SHARES ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%%%%£            A SIMILAR PLUMAGE.            £%%%%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## IT  LIKES PARTIAL  SHADE  AND VERY  DAMP ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨--=\%§                  AREAS                   §%\=--¨¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨-==%%%£                                          £%%%==-¨¨¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%%%§§         ¨-=\=-¨ IN MAGIC ¨-=\=-¨         §§%%%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§###                                          ###§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## WHEN A COLONY  NUMBERS  HIGH ENOUGH,  IT ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## SLICES  THE  AIR  IN  THE  FOREST   INTO ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£## SEPARATE PLANES,  A FEW  CENTIMETERS  IN ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨---=\%%§ HEIGHT.  TIME   CAN  GET  DIFFRACTED  IN §%%\=---¨¨
¨-=\%%§£## THESE,   HITTING  EACH  IN  TURN   IN  A ##£§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§§§£      SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ANGLE, AND       £§§§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§§§§          EVENTUALLY SPREAD THIN.         §§§§%%\=-¨
¨-=\%%§£##                                          ##£§%%\=-¨
¨¨¨¨=\%§§§                                          §§§%\=¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨-=\\%§#                                          #§%\\=-¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨=%%§#                                          #§%%=¨¨¨¨¨
¨-----\%§#                                          #§%\-----¨