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  • "... one day we came to a great uninhabited island, deserted and desolate, whereon was a white dome of biggest bulk half buried in the sands. The merchants landed to examine this dome, leaving me in the ship, and when they drew near, behold, it was a huge roc's egg."

    The Fifth Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman. ("Arabian Nights", translated by Sir Richard Burton, 1850).

    October 27, 2008