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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In Greek mythology, Chiron or Cheiron or Kheiron ("hand") was held as the superlative centaur among his brethren. Like the satyrs, centaurs were notorious for being overly indulgent drinkers and carousers, given to violence when intoxicated, and generally uncultured delinquents, each Centaur was also wild and lusty. Chiron, by contrast, was intelligent, civilized and kind.



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