The sharp-nosed boar

The sharp-nosed boar favours softer soil, ground it can cut through like moist chocolate cake. As each clod falls to crumbs, it snuffles them up and digests, gruntsomely.

Only the foolish or very skilled use the sharp-nosed boar to find truffles. It is interested exclusively in the cocoa variety, and fungus under its snout is but another obstacle to be shredded and left for mulch; many pearly treasures have been lost beneath its indiscriminate trotters. But those amateur chocolatiers willing to craft tray after tray of mushroom-shaped delicacies, and spend week after week training their pigs, may occasionally know satisfaction.

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