Devil/demon/dark foxes

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Devil/demon/dark foxes

Post by Wish » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:08 am

Because ballads are amazing, and I love this ballad.


https://poetandpoem.com/Robert-William- ... k-Fox-Skin

""Did ever you see such a skin?" quoth he; "there's nought in the world so fine--
Such fullness of fur as black as the night, such lustre, such size, such shine;
It's life to a one-lunged man like me; it's London, it's women, it's wine.

"The Moose-hides called it the devil-fox, and swore that no man could kill;
That he who hunted it, soon or late, must surely suffer some ill;
But I laughed at them and their old squaw-tales. Ha! Ha! I'm laughing still.

"For look ye, the skin--it's as smooth as sin, and black as the core of the Pit.
By gun or by trap, whatever the hap, I swore I would capture it;
By star and by star afield and afar, I hunted and would not quit.

"For the devil-fox, it was swift and sly, and it seemed to fleer at me;
I would wake in fright by the camp-fire light, hearing its evil glee;
Into my dream its eyes would gleam, and its shadow would I see."

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Re: Devil/demon/dark foxes

Post by Kiyaani » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:58 am

Interesting... I dig it. What's the suggestion being made? For a creature like that? Sorry, just trying to figure out the relation to this board and if that was being used as an example but the suggestion wasn't stated?

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Re: Devil/demon/dark foxes

Post by Wish » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:01 am

A suggestion for a creature, sorry!
I sometimes just expect everyone to mindread. The ballad itself is interesting and fleshes out an interesting sounding creature. I just quoted a small portion of it.

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Re: Devil/demon/dark foxes

Post by Kiyaani » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:27 am

All good, and yeah, very neat! :) Thanks for clarifying.

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