Bureau of Agriculture.
Farmer’s Bulletin No. 8.
With Reference to Its Products and Cultivation in the
In charge of Division of Plant Industry.
Bureau of Public Printing.
legendary history of the “Prince of Palms,”1
as it has been called, dates back to a period when the
Christian era was young, and its history is developing
day by day in some new and striking manifestation of its
utility or beauty. It seems not unreasonable to assume
that much of the earlier traditionary history of the
cocoanut may have been inspired as much by its inherent
beauty as by its uses. Such traditional proverbs Or
folklore as I have gathered in the Visayas recognize the
influence of the beautiful, in so far as the blessings
of the trees only inure to the good; for instance, “He
who is cruel to his beast or his family will only
harvest barren husks from the reproving trees that
witness the pusillanimous act;” and, again, “He who
grinds the poor will only grind water instead of fat oil