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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
As Henry Lee pointed out , the story was of a plant which grew in Asia , and
which produced gourds or pods , inside which was found ' a little lamb ' , or rather
, a fleecy substance of some kind . This could be only one thing : a somewhat ...
This linguistic confusion ( as well as Pliny ' s error over the gourd ) , would easily
turn a tree bearing wool into a lamb - bearing plant . So that once the figurative
description had been taken literally , the rest of the legend about how it fed and ...
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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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