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This theory seems unlikely to me . But Ball also suggests that the ' feelers '
mentioned by Pliny could have been the horn picks with which the Tibetan gold -
miners still worked in his day . The skins seen by Nearchus , and the ' ants ' kept
at the ...
These occur in two works which I mentioned earlier in the chapter on the griffin :
they are Ch ' u Tz and Shan Hai Ching , which include magical material from the
Yangtze Valley . A poem from the first of these , Chao Hun , dates from about the
Indeed the Arab traveller Mohammed Ibn Omar from Tunisia was taken to task by
French scholars for not mentioning one in his account ... The Bushmen , without
any leading question or previous talk upon the subject , mentioned the unicorn .
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