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On his second voyage Sinbad is left on a desert island , where he comes upon a
strange , white , domed object . While he is trying to find some way into this object
, the sun is suddenly darkened and a giant bird flies in from the sea and settles ...
In 1658 Admiral Etienne de Flacourt published his History of the Great Island of
Madagascar after a long stay in the country . He refers to the Vouroupatra , a
large bird which haunts the Ampatres and lays eggs like the ostrich ' s ; so that
In 1886 , that might have seemed fantasy , but discoveries in the Indonesian
island of Komodo have proved Gould right in some ways . In 1912 an airman who
had force - landed on the island of Komodo returned with a strange tale of fierce ...
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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
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