collecting shells on the beach
Dr. Boli’s Allegorical Bestiary – The Gryphon.
Neil Gaiman’s essay for SimCity 2000.
I remember reading it when I played the game, back in the 1990s.
‘Beauty and the Beast’, by Jaimes Alsop
‘The Chambered Nautilus’ by Oliver Wendell Holmes
‘Mythopoeia’, by J.R.R. Tolkien
‘The Cataract of Lodore’, by Robert Southey