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The Gulon

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The Gulon

Yes, I admit, I took The Gulon for a walk soon after I stitched him. According to  "The Historie of Fovre-Footed Beastes," published in 1607, which is where I found this illustration, The Gulon (or "Gvlon" as it appears in the book) eats carcasses and requires two trees to aid in digestion. Who could deny such a creature a walk to check out the neighborhood trees? He is also "thought to be engendered by a Hyena & a Lioneffe, for in quality it refembleth a Hyena...& it is a deuouring and an vnprofitable creature, hauing fharper teeth then other creatures." Furthermore, "it...

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