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By Maurice Maeterlinck

In "The lifetime of the Bee," Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck deals exceptional evidence that "no dwelling creature, now not even guy, has completed within the heart of his sphere, what the bee has achieved." From their amazingly difficult feats of structure to their intrinsic experience of self-sacrifice, Maeterlinck takes a "bee's-eye view" of the main orderly society in the world. A vintage bee booklet written in a full of life and readable type, "The lifetime of the Bee" in all fairness exact (for a booklet of its vintage). within the phrases of Maurice Maeterlinck, "It isn't my goal to jot down a treatise on apiculture, or on useful bee-keeping...I desire to converse of the bees very easily, as one speaks of a topic one is aware and likes to those that understand it not." it is secure to claim that, in "The lifetime of the Bee," Maurice Maeterlinck succeeded in his aim rather well. Maeterlinck, who used to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, performed a major half within the Symbolist flow. A Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist, Maeterlinck wrote basically approximately loss of life and the which means of existence.

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But in this case the shells were more or less cracked and broken; and they had considered it simpler, therefore, to bury the entire snail; and had further contrived, in order that circulation in the entrance-hall might not be impeded, a number of galleries exactly proportionate, not to their own girth, but to that of the males, which are almost twice as large as themselves. Does not this instance, and the one that follows, warrant our believing that they would in time discover the cause of the queen's inability to follow them through the trellis?

Then, having marked her companions with a different colour, I threw open the second compartment and set them at liberty, myself returning quickly to my study to await their arrival. , a certain number of the bees, having been furnished with this information, should have found their way to my room. I am compelled to admit that there came but a single one. Was this mere chance, or had she followed instructions received? The experiment was insufficient, but circumstances prevented me from carrying it further.

There can be no doubting that they understand each other; and indeed it were surely impossible for a republic so considerable, wherein the labours are so varied and so marvellously combined, to subsist amid the silence and spiritual isolation of so many thousand creatures. They must be able, therefore, to give expression to thoughts and feelings, by means either of a phonetic vocabulary or more probably of some kind of tactile language or magnetic intuition, corresponding perhaps to senses and properties of matter wholly unknown to ourselves.

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