Had he not told her that fly agarics the orange-red mushrooms with white warts were very poisonous, and that the devil's toadstool the brown, squat one which so strongly resembled the boletus edulis was even more so?
The land surmounted by the ruins of these productions offers, instead of flourishing verdure, only an incumbered space pierced by aged trees, loaded with parasitic plants, lichens, agarics impure fruits of corruption.
I still love to see the fat heads of the boletes, the tops of the agarics and the coral-red tufts of the clavaria emerge above the carpet pink with heather. At Serignan, my last stage, they have lavished their seductions upon me, so plentiful are they on the neighboring hills, wooded with holm oak, arbutus and rosemary.
Her caterpillar is a grub five or six millimeters long, white, with a black shiny head. Colonies of it abound in most mushrooms. It attacks by preference the top of the stem, for epicurean reasons that escape me; thence it spreads throughout the cap. It is the habitual boarder of the boletes, agarics, lactarii and russulie. Apart from certain species and certain groups, everything suits it.
And there are fungi that have marked tints, but the Latin names of these agarics are not pleasant.
In that forest delicious, reddish agarics grow in endless profusion, and elks still live in its deepest recesses.
Four fly agarics were enough to bring death, people said, but he he lived. But had she not also read in the schoolmaster's book that "death can either occur in the course of an hour or two, or after two or three days"? H'm, Mr. Tiralla was very strong, what would kill any other man scarcely affected him. She would have to wait then, wait. She threw herself on her knees.