Quest of the Sacred Toe Nail

Quest of the Sacred Toe Nail

Hear now the long forgotten, untold tale
of the quest of the sacred toe nail.
Here it is, in this tome,
writ long before the rise and fall of Rome.
My eyes dim, the pages pale,
cannot read the names of the knights that set out
or why they came to fail.
Something here about a hazardous bog,
an ogre with a ferocious dog.
Seems to have been a terrible quest,
worse than waking in a vulture’s nest.
Why the toe nail was sacred it does not say.
Here it says, deeds too horrible to record,
shut the book, such sorrows let fade away.

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