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This ankle - bone , the most beautiful I have ever seen , is like that of an ox in
general appearance and size , but it is as heavy as lead and its colour is that of
cinnibar through and through . The animal is exceedingly swift and powerful , so
Boece claimed to have seen at Petsligo, where he was a priest, in 149o a tree
washed up on the shore on which there appeared to be 'little featherless birds'.
Another such tree appeared on the Firth of Tay near Dundee in 1492. He also ...
He had never seen it, but thought that if you could capture it you would make your
fortune. If only Barco del Centenera had known ! At Connor's public house in
Cloghane, where he was staying, Colgan heard yet more about the carrabuncle ...
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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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