By S Baring-Gould
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It the became liable chosen people "My people ask The Divining Rod. " * Long before this, Jacob had made a different use of rods, employing them as a charm to father-in-law's sheep bear pied We find among and spotted lambs. among Greeks, and also the De the Officiis" alludes to Romans. "If it. " Probably it is to rod that the allusion this of Ennius, as the agent in discovering hidden treasures, quoted in the first book of his " De Divinatione," refers. According to Vetrauius Maurus, Varro left a satire on the " Virgula divina," which has not been preserved.
Tschingys-Khan served him with great When John observed the superiority and ser- viceableness of the other, he envied him, and plotted to seize and murder him. Khan, having heard But two sons of Unk- this, told it to Tschingys ; upon he and his themselves. Next morning Unk-Khan took sion Then comrades fled found of the Tartar tents, but the party of Tschingys met by the spring of Tschingys won day Unk-Khan were compelled several times, and was till slain fell ; to yield. and them empty. and the side and the followers of Unk-Khan was himself, posses- upon him, and they called Balschunah, the where- by night, and secreted his daughters carried into captivity.
The W^andering yew. * Wild Huntsman the storm, it curious is is the personification of that the sudden roar of a gale at night by the vulgar A Swiss upon ing of France find in parts to attributed is to the passing of the Everlasting story is, that he was seen one day Matterberg, the which Jew. stand- below is the Matterhorn, contemplating the scene with mingled Once sorrow and wonder. spot, and then now it it was covered with is Once again will he before he stood on that the site of a flourishing city gentian revisit the hill, and wild and that ; pinks.
Curious myths of the Middle Ages by S Baring-Gould