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

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the bank, and a sharp blow with an axe divided its spine.
When the crocodile was found to be dead without a doubt, its stomach was opened. Among other things, too horrid to mention, there were found, inside, two arm­lets and a necklace that had probably belonged to the
negro girl who had disappeared so completely while washing in the river.
Further south still, beyond the great lakes, is the Eiver Zambesi, whose branches swarm with alligators, a kind of crocodile, and quite as dangerous.
Fifty years ago, when Livingstone was travelling up one of these rivers, the Leeambye, which falls into the
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