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They told him that beyond them 'to the north' were lofty, storm-wrapped
mountains - the western outliers of the Central Asiatic highlands - which they
called by a name which Aristeas took to be 'Caucusus', whence a furious wind
issued from a ...
Further, he told me that this plant, if plant it should be called, had blood, but not
true flesh : that, in place of flesh, it had a substance similar to the flesh of the crab,
and that its hoofs were not horny, like those of a lamb, but of hairs brought ...
In fact these little toy dogs are called Caw-tieh and Kew-tsie in China and Indo-
China. The explanation of the origin of the legend of the Vegetable Lamb - that it
was derived from the root of a species of fern found in south-east Asia now called
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review