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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Mythological Zoo Author: Oliver Herford Release Date: December 6, 2007 [EBook #23749] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE MYTHOLOGICAL ZOO *** Produced by Geetu Melwani and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive-American Libraries.) The Mythological Zoo By Oliver Herford [Illustration] New York - Charles Scribner’s Sons 1912 Copyright, 1912, by Oliver Herford Published September, 1912 To Elwyn Barron With Affectionate Regard Contents Page Mon Apr 03 02:02:36 2017 Medusa The Siren The Dolphin The Cockatrice Cerberus The Sphinx The Sea Serpent The Salamander The Jinn The Mermaid The Unicorn The Satyr The Gargoyle The Chimera The Ph[oe]nix The Gryphon The Harpy The Centaur Pegasus The Hydra The Hyppogriff The Minotaur 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 2 The Mythological Zoo Medusa How did Medusa do her hair? The question fills me with despair. It must have caused her sore distress That head of curling snakes to dress. Whenever after endless toil She coaxed it finally to coil, The music of a Passing Band Would cause each separate hair to stand On end and sway and writhe and spit,-She couldn’t -do a thing with it.- And, being woman and aware Of such disaster to her hair, What _could_ she do but petrify All whom she met, with freezing eye? [Illustration] The Siren The Siren may be said to be The Chorus-Lady of the Sea; Tho’ Mermaids claim her as their kin, Instead of fishy tail and fin Two shapely fee...

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