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On the third day of the trip, Mary was fatigued by the excessive heat of the desert sun and sought rest under a palm tree. Seeing that it was full of fruit, she longed to eat some of it. Jesus, always attentive to his Mother's wishes, asked the tree to bend its branches so that they could pick some date nuts.

"Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts, date clusters. i say I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit stalks of dates." - Song of Solomon