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my fiction story of pimple mounds in louisiana--otis english--any image added if a painting of mine-


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7/12/05 tue. 'PIMPLE MOUNDS'

OTIS --LIKE ANYONE LIVING IN SOUTH LOUISIANA--HAS NOTICED THE MOUND SHAPED LAND MARKINGS --MOST NOTABLE IN PASTURE FIELDS--THE MOUNDS ARE ABOUT 2 TO 3 FEET HIGHER THAN THE SURROUNDING GROUND AND THE MOUNDS ARE ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET ACROSS--

OTIS DID NOT KNOW THESE MOUNDS WERE CALLED 'PIMPLE MOUNDS' UNTIL ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO--THAT IS WHEN HE GOT HIS FIRST COMPUTER AND ACCIDENTLY RAN ACROSS IN HIS SEARCHING--PIMPLE MOUNDS--

OTIS NOTED THAT MANY BOOKS WERE AVAILABLE ON THIS SUJECT--BUT THE COMPUTER WOULD NOT GIVE HIM AN ANSWER OR THEORY ABOUT PIMPLE MOUNDS OR THEIR CAUSE FOR EXISTING--AFTER READING ONE OF THE BOOKS RECOMMENDED--OTIS STILL HAD NO DEFINITE ANSWER--

OTIS WAS GOING TO TRY HIMSELF TO FIND AN ANSWER--BY SIMPLY CUTTING A 2 INCH DIAMETER FLAT WASHER ON THE EDGE DIAGONALLY--SPREAD THE CUT ENDS APART A LITTLE--WELDING THIS TO THE END OF PIECE OF 1/2 PIPE AND WELDING A COARSE THREADED LAG SCREW ON THE VERY END OF THE PIPE--YOU HAVE AN EASY GROUND DRILLING TOOL--TURNING THE PIPE WITH A PIPE WRENCH YOU CAN DRILL TO A 10 FOOT DEPTH IN A SHORT TIME--LIFTING THE PIPE EVERY FOOT OR SO AND GETTING THE DIRT OFF THE DRILL-

OTIS WAS USING A 14 FOOT LENGTH OF PIPE AND BEGAN TO DRILL INTO THE CENTER OF A PIMPLE MOUND IN HIS YARD--THERE ARE ABOUT 6 PIMPLE MOUNDS ON THE 2 ACRES WHERE OTIS LIVES--HIS HOME IS BUILT ON A LEVELED DOWN PIMPLE MOUND----IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES HIS DRILL HIT SOMETHING AT A DEPTH OF 10 FEET--ON PULLING THE BIT UP IT WAS ALSO WET WITH WATER--

OTIS WANTED BADLY TO GET TO THE SOMETHING HE HAD HIT--HE RENTED A SMALL BACK HOE AND MANAGED TO DIG DOWN THE 10 FEET IN A COUPLE OF HOURS--MAKING THE HOLE VERY WIDE SO IT WOULD NOT CAVE IN--THEN WHAT A SURPRISE--THE OBJECT WAS AN AVERAGE 3 FEET IN DIAMETER AND SHAPED LIKE A BUTTER BEAN--PERHAPS 10 INCHES THICK IN THE MIDDLE--

OTIS GOT THE OBJECT OUT OF THE GROUND BY HAND--THE OBJECT WEIGHED ABOUT 3 POUNDS--

OTIS WASHED THE OBJECT OFF GOOD WITH WATER--IT WAS OBVIOUS THE OBJECT WAS NOT METALLIC---ITS COLOR WAS A DARK GREEN--IT WAS ALSO OBVIOUS THIS OBJECT WAS VEGETABLE MATTER--IT WAS A SEED POD--OTIS CAREFULLY OPENED THE POD AND THE SEED LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE A BUTTER BEAN--A HUGE ONE--EVIDENTLY OF PRE-HISTORIC ORIGIN--THIS SEED AND ALL THE OTHERS HAD SOME HOW BEEN COVERED WITH SOIL SO DEEP THAT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO GERMINATE--THEY WERE PUSHING UPWARD AND THUS THE PIMPLE MOUNDS--

OTIS DRIED THE BEAN FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS--IT WAS SPRINGTIME--PERFECT--HE PLANTED THE BEAN AND FERTILIZED IT--IN A WEEK IT HAD SPROUTED AND OF COURSE WAS GROWING FAST--IT WAS ROUGHLY 100 TIMES THE SIZE OF A NORMAL BUTTER BEAN AND SEEMED TO GROW A SPEED DIRECTLY IN RATIO TO ITS SIZE--

BY HARVEST TIME--3 MONTHS LATER--THE PLANT WAS REALLY A TREE ABOUT 12 FEET TALL--IT HAD PERHAPS 50 SEED PODS ON IT--ONLY ONE SEED PER POD--NOT LIKE THE MANY SEEDS PER POD IN WHAT WE NOTE IN OUR NORMAL BEANS--IT WAS OBVIOUS THE TRUNK OF THIS PLANT WOULD BE OF USE FOR SOMETHING--

OTIS COOKED THE BEAN AND CUT A SMALL PIECE TO TASTE IT - IT WAS DELICIOUS--OBVIOUSLY THIS ONE PLANT WOULD PRODUCE A LOT OF FOOD--WITH TIME AND LEARNING THIS PLANT COULD BE OF TREMENDOUS VALUE--

OTIS KNEW HE HAD DISCOVERED SOMETHING THAT HAD TO BE SHARED WITH THE WORLD--NOT SOMETHING TO BE GREEDY ABOUT AND TRY TO GET RICH--IN DETAIL HE LET THE STATE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT KNOW OF HIS FIND--THERE WAS NO PROBLEM IN GETTING THEIR INTEREST AND HELP--

THERE WERE PLENTY OF PIMPLE MOUNDS TO GET MORE SEEDS AND LET THEM REPRODUCE AND THE SUPPLY WOULD BE UNLIMITED DUE TO THEIR SIZE--

WELL OTIS FINALLY GOT HIS ANSWER ABOUT PIMPLE MOUNDS--THE WORLD WOULD NOW BE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE--THE POSSIBILITIES OF THESE BEANS OR THE PLANT HAVING MEDICINAL VALUE WAS VERY POSSIBLE--THE RESEARCHERS WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY--

A DOOR HAD BEEN OPENED AND OTIS IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT THIS--

MOTTO--SEEMS MANY GREAT THINGS ARE HIDDEN FROM US--GO FIND THEM--

WRITTEN BY otis english





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