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... years ago , a group of hominids in central Africa ceased to be animals and
mysteriously became men . This change would not have been sudden , but the
result of a long , slow , evolutionary process lasting perhaps a million years or
Arabia has one [ bird ] that is famous before all others ( though perhaps it is
fabulous ) , the phoenix , the only one in the whole world and hardly ever seen .
The story is that it is as big as an eagle , and has a gleam of gold around its neck
On reading this , Colgan wrote off at once to the great man Wallace , then very
old , asking for more information about the Amazonian legend of the carbuncle .
Wallace replied that he could not recall it now at all , but that perhaps Henry
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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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