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The Death Of Magic Essay

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It came like a wave across the land, a noxious ripple of dread that flowed without mercy over everything.
The Unicorns reared and shook their heads, the sparkle of moonlight died in their eyes; their majestic horns shrivelled up and fell from their heads, leaving nothing but a smudge on their fur; their manes and tails became limp and dusty, as if invisible hands had brushed the stars from them. When finally they stood, they were Horses, plain White Horses; they nuzzled each other for comfort, feeling the pain of their loss, then they whinnied loud and set out at a gallop across the dying world, a flurry of white drifting down the hillside, like a sudden blizzard, their hearts suddenly ...view middle of the document...

Their tears rolled down the mountainsides like great glistening jewels, falling into the rivers and seas, making them shimmer and sparkle with the colours of a thousand rainbows. They gave a forlorn cry and took flight into the air on their Eagle wings, setting down on the tops of buildings, where they folded back their wings, sat up tall and proud, then they slowly turned to stone, though their eyes continued to weep for a long time after.
The Genies disappeared from their lamps, the metal rusting and becoming dull in an instant; the Witches' cauldrons would not bubble and they suddenly had a strange desire to take up a job in the field of medicine; the Gnomes simply froze in place, too sad and weary to do anything more, their curious actions captured for the rest of time.
The Mermaids were frantic as their flowing locks drifted from their heads and sank into the sea, getting caught amongst the corals and the weeds. They struggled and splashed as their scales began to spread along their translucent skin; though try as they might they could not fight the change. Their startled expressions froze upon their new faces and they wept together in their new bodies. They all swarmed together and swam away into the depths of the ocean, nothing more than another shoal of fish.
The Giants wandered far and wide in a daze, for they were so big that the change didn't affect them immediately, though they could see what was happening to the world around them from their magnificent height. When they could fight it no longer, they bellowed and clawed apart the earth, shaking giant...

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