Infinitely delighted Ontario,
delights with fingers to the lake.
He points his fellows, bent dark upon the map.
Lips repeat the coveted treasure:

A sword, gift to curiosity, broad, and three-sided,
Snake of war-gods, conceived by eagle’s claws.
Formed beast and bird — serpentine hard and highly polished.

A weapon fierce, of silver and gold, ivory and battle.
Hideous thing regarded with mysterious awe,
Bringing along delight, the eagle-beaked monster,
Curiosity, producing him again.