ARIES KOZMINSKY

1. A ball of fire bursting across a rainbow.
2. A man with a sword in his hand falling through a skylight of coloured glass.
3. A prince saving a child from a burning castle.
4. A mailed hand holding a dagger with a bent point.
5. A feudal knight in full armor on the walls of his castle defying an army. A mystery player at the back strikes a six-stringed harp and the walls crumble and fall.
6. A metalsmith in his workshop fixing a silver caduceus of Mercury in a base of copper. Around are scattered various metals and instruments.
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7. A man saving himself from falling into a deep cavern by clutching a wild rose-tree. The thorns cut into his flesh but the plant supports him.
8. A silver axe shattering a shield of iron.
9. A Roman general gaudily appareled receiving a wreath of flowers from an empress.
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10. A ship illumined with the rosy rays of morning sailing towards the rising sun.
11. A little child tying a ribbon round a lamb's neck, the flock playfully frolicking around.
12. A druid cutting the acorn from the sacred oak with a sickle of silver.
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13. A bright steel cross-sword with a handle of gleaming copper, above it a heart of gold from which stream shafts of golden light.
14. A man on a mountain gazing sadly into the valley where some are fighting for a bag of gold while a monkey is eating their food. On his right the spirit of Truth; on his left the spirit of Love; behind him the spirit of hate, holding on to his garment.
15. A Crusading knight with red cross on white corselet sinking in the quicksands, an Arab mocking at him from the safe ground he has left.
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16. Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.
17. A beautiful woman, richly dressed, reclining on a couch, with fruits and gold around her, at her hand an opened book on an ornate table of white marble.
18. The goddess Venus holding out her hands to a wounded soldier, who is painfully trying to reach her.
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19. A harp resting against an altar, from which a volume of smoke arises.
20. A blacksmith hammering a piece of red-hot iron on an anvil.
21. A man struggling with a fierce serpent whilst others armed with large knives are hurrying to aid him.
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22. A pilgrim crossing himself in front of an ancient temple, an overdressed official and a soldier mocking him.
23. A king absorbed in the flatteries of a courtier whose mistress is stealing important documents from a drawer.
24. A youth grasping a beautiful woman, who turns into a skeleton in his arms.
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25. An old man with a scythe cutting down a field of nettles.
26. The governor of a city surrendering the keys to a dark frowning conqueror.
27. A huge hour-glass, the sands in which are running low.
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28. A lapidary holding in his hand a magnificent amethyst, at which he gazes admiringly.
29. An artist laying a mosaic pavement in a large public building. He works slowly and with great patience.
30. A man endeavoring to subdue a raging forest fire with a pail of water.
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