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 "flowering now in the Forgotten Quarter"? Has the Fourth City been "liberated" 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