The Animal Story Book - online children's book

Edited By Andrew Lang And With Numerous Illustrations By H. J. Ford

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46                           SNAKE STORIES
of this snake was that it gave out a strong odour of musk, like the sea serpent in Mr. Kipling's book.
The most horrible serpent that the Baron encountered and slew was the horned snake; he learned afterwards from the Indians that it is the most deadly of all the snakes of North America, for not only is its bite venomous, but its tail has a sting which con-
tains the same poison. It crawls like other snakes, but when it attacks it forms itself into a circle, and then suddenly un­bending itself flings itself like a lion on its victim,
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