"...A million years before the birth of man,
they grazed the vast empty plains of grass
and crossed to other continents over bridges of rock...
They first knew man as the hunted knows the hunter,
for long before man saw horses
as a means to killing other beasts,
man killed them for meat..."
"...The alliance with man would forever be fragile -
"...there were those among men who understood this...
"...For secrets uttered softly into troubled ears,
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