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

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GRIFFINS AND UNICORNS               11
beasts,' says the chronicler, ' poison it after the going down of the sun; but in the morning, after the powers of darkness have disappeared, the unicorn comes from the sea and dips its horn into the stream, and thereby dis­pels the poison, so that the other animals can drink of it during the day.' A few unicorns would be very useful on the banks of the rivers which water our manufactur­ing towns nowadays.
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