"THERE I dreamed, and I saw myself changing into a stag in
dream, and I felt in dream the beating of a new heart within me,
and in dream I arched my neck and braced my powerful limbs.
"I awoke from the dream, and I was that which I had dreamed.
"I stood a while stamping upon a rock, with my bristling head
swung high, breathing through wide nostrils all the savour of the
world. For I had come marvellously from decrepitude to strength. I
had writhed from the bonds of age and was young again. I smelled
the turf and knew for the first time how sweet that smelled. And
like lightning my moving nose sniffed all things to my heart and
separated them into knowledge.
"Long I stood there, ringing my iron hoof on stone, and learning
all things through my nose. Each breeze that c