have this also, from the opening essay:

"...there is here, however, or so it seems, at least a faint echo of another travellers'-tale; and since it was probably told on the authority of six learned greeks and seven erudite arabs, all with long names difficult to read, hard to pronounce, and impossible to spell, i'll skip them, shall i? good. briefly, it is to this effect: there is a place where the horse breeders take their mares, when the west wind blows, in order that they may become pregnant by this wind, and produce swift foals. and if you doubt this, consider the fact that the west wind's very name is mentioned, to wit: aquilo, the eagle-swift. are you still skeptical? then consider the evidence compiled from old sources by mr clark firestone, as follows: "male sheep are conceived when the northeast wind blows, and females when the south wind blows, according to the tartars, who call the wind 'the foal which courses round the earth.'" if sheep, why not horses? hah-ah, you cannot answer, bowled over as you are bymy remorseless logic! well, having told you not only the name of the randy daddy of these colts, let me cite an authority whom you had better not dismiss, videlicet pliny the elder. "in the vicinity of olisipo and the river tagus, the mares, by turning their faces towards the west wind as it blows, become impregnated by its its breezes; and the foals thus conceived are remarkable for their fleetness; but they never live beyond three years." ... why one wind should wish to commit dalliance with sheep and another with horses, i cannot say; there is no accounting for taste."

(from "where did sinbad sail" in adventures in unhistory, avram davidson.)