Passages: from box elder

Not only did we share it with the butterflies of upturned empty mussel shells, colonies of living ones, casings of spider crabs, groups of gulls, and lonely egrets, and troupes of turnstones, sanderlings and knots, the last whose running back and forth, chiding the waves progression, earned them their name, etymologically the same as that of King Canute, but also even with a few other members of the human species.

From box elder.