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Monday, July 23, 2018

Four-footed beasts and two-tailed creatures: Fairy Tale of Prince and Horse, Chapter 7, Part 5

As the prince lay gasping for breath in the wooden embrace of the oak tree, he could finally discern the words of the song that had lured him to his demise. The witches sang:

You four-footed beasts,
And two-tailed creatures,
You creeping things,
And winged leeches,
Fly from the sky,
Come nigh.
Choke, strike, hew,

Choke, strike, hew!

(Fairy Tale of Prince and Horse, Chapter 7, Part 5)