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Fact Vs. Fiction

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Fact Vs. Fiction In this essay I'd like to explore the possibility of the existence of mythical creatures. In particular, I'd like to write about the elusive wild Haggis and its origins, and whether people can believe in the written and spoken word. The Wild Haggis is said to be a creature which belongs to the Scottish Highlands. The Great Highland Haggis has been reported to have two long and two short legs varying in size depending on the species- this allows it to run rapidly around the mountains and hillsides which make up its natural environment. It has also been said that male Haggii run only in a clockwise direction and female Haggii run counterclockwise. There are two species of Haggii. They are said to coexist peacefully but are not able to interbreed. This is apparently because Haggii have a difference in leg length, meaning, for example, the left legs are shorter than the right. ...read more.


Another unsubstantiated story is that the Haggis lives in Loch Ness with Nessie. Could this legend have arisen because as stated before people may not believe in the wild Haggis anymore than they believe in the Loch Ness Monster? Reports defending the Haggis say they are not aquatic mammals but live on land; also they are wary of any creature larger than themselves, which could be why they are so elusive. The proposed fact that the Haggis has one leg shorter than the other originally came from a supposedly respected source. Further investigation has revealed the legs should all be the same size, it is a guess that they may look uneven due to the Haggis standing in bogs to confuse predators -why- we don't know, but it would be unlikely to stop a predator as the Haggis could not run from a bog! My personal opinion of the wild Haggis' existence is that although there is no concrete evidence, I am open to believe that the creature may exist and may become a frequent subject of our views and stories. ...read more.


their well swollen bellies Are bent like drums Then, the old gent most likely to rift Be thanked, mumbles Is there that over his French Ragout Or olio that would sicken a pig Or fricassee would make her vomit With perfect disgust Looks down with a sneering scornful opinion On such a dinner Poor devil, see him over his trash As week as a withered rush (reed) His spindle-shank a good whiplash His clenched fist...the size of a nut. Through a bloody flood and battle field to dash Oh how unfit But take note of the strong Haggis fed Scot The trembling earth resounds his tread Clasped in his large fist a blade He'll make it whistle And legs and arms and heads he will cut off Like the tops of thistles You powers who make mankind your care And dish them out their meals Old Scotland wants no watery food That splashes in dishes But if you wish her grateful prayer Give her a Haggis! By Carl Savage ...read more.

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