There's a certain well-known tree...

found this online, from the opera[color=rgb(0, 0, 0)] [/color]Nixon in China[color=rgb(0, 0, 0)]:[/color]

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There’s a certain well-known tree
That grows from nothing in a day,
Lives only as a sapling, dies
Just at its prime when good men raise
It as their idol.

Not the cross?

Mao: The Liberty Tree. Let it pass.
It was a riddle, not a test.
The revolution does not last.
It is duration–the regime.
Survives in that, and not in time.
While it is young in us it lives;
We can save it, it never saves.

game continually amazes me with the amount of material put into it. : )

What I want to know is why the card reads “you’ve said that there’s a certain well-known tree” and not, say, “you’ve -heard- that there’s a certain well-known tree”. Are we seeking out the sources of rumours that we’ve previously spread ourselves?

found a better source and it does in fact start out with that.

it does make you think though.

Time periods are out of whack as anything; both the play and the actual event occurring after the present date in Fallen London.

You can also either take it as a literal tree or that it still represents liberty and you’re actually talking to individuals who help you instead.

Very interesting! Also, if the tree represents Liberty, why is it &quotflowering now in the Forgotten Quarter&quot? Has the Fourth City been &quotliberated&quot from the Bazaar? If so, the tree will be growing in whatever remains of London after the acquisition of the Sixth City…
edited by Rupho Schartenhauer on 3/24/2015