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Stories of Animals, Fantastic and Mundane, Edited By Andrew Lang

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2                              THE PHOENIX
else that its song was 'more beautiful than that of any other bird,' and that it was ' a very king of the feathered tribes, who followed it in fear, while it flew swiftly along, rejoicing as a bull in its strength.' Flash­ing its brilliant plumage in the sun, it went its way till it
reached the town of Heliopolis. 'In that city,' says another writer, whose account is not quite the same as the story told by the first ' in that city there is a temple made round, after the shape of the Temple at Jerusalem. The priests of that temple date their writings from the visits of the Phoenix, of which there is but one in all the
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