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In a Medieval legend, Seth is sent to paradise by his dying father, Adam, to get the "Oil of Mercy". He comes back with seeds which he buries with his father on his tongue. The seeds grow into a tree which, cut down, becomes the Cross on which the dying Christ becomes the "Oil of Mercy" for all mankind. (See Esther Quinn, The Quest of Seth for the Oil of Life).

Now then, readers of High Fantasy will instantly recognize this motif in a masterwork by one of the following authors:

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Lloyd Alexander Stephen R. Donaldson C. S. Lewis J. R. R. Tolkien
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