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    The waters opened; the waves rolled up, curled, rolled into wreaths and hooks and drops of foam, which flecked the dark green curves with silvery bells. First appeared a living dragon with fire-darting eyes, long flickering moustaches, glittering scales of green all ruffled, with terrible spines erect, and the joints of the fore-paws curling out jets of red fire.
- William Elliot Griffis, Japanese Fairy World: Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan (1887) illustrated by Ozawa Nankoku [full text]

    The waters opened; the waves rolled up, curled, rolled into wreaths and hooks and drops of foam, which flecked the dark green curves with silvery bells. First appeared a living dragon with fire-darting eyes, long flickering moustaches, glittering scales of green all ruffled, with terrible spines erect, and the joints of the fore-paws curling out jets of red fire.

    - William Elliot Griffis, Japanese Fairy World: Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan (1887) illustrated by Ozawa Nankoku [full text]

     
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