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A Vagrant Wind at Maple Time

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Day 86: The nouvelle recolte or new harvest of maple syrup is in progress, so Jean-Talon Market is full of vendors giving free samples of all the different grades: here someone is giving out spoonfuls of Lac Brome duck in maple jelly, and there, with a maple sap bucket upturned on his head like a big silver top hat with the sap spigot  intact, is a man spinning cones of cotton candy made of maple sugar. It's a carnival atmosphere, made more so by a vagrant wind that swoops into the maple cotton vat and steals away tufts of the delicious pink cotton and carries it on the air so that you can jump in the air with your tongue out and catch a cloud and eat it!

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