"the old withered almond-tree has blossomed..."
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The almond tree was mentioned in a part of the prophecy: "When the barren almond bears..." Sir Simon finally gets to experience a true death, and with his passing the near-dead almond tree awakens in full bloom. This symbolic expression of rebirth shows how the prophecy has been fulfilled and how peace can come to Canterville.
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