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The Mythological Zoo

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Author: Oliver Herford
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,018 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,343
Added to site: 2007.12.07
mnybks.net#: 19294
Genres: Poetry, Myth
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e 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 feet rejoice the view
(With all that appertains thereto).
When to these other charms we add
A voice that drives the hearer mad,
Who will dispute her claim to be
The Ch

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