Excerpts from the book “The Book of Beasts“, @ text and illustrations by Dionisio Jacob. (Ed. Saraiva / 2010)
When chasing a rare bird, King Manu was lost in the forest. In his walk, he slipped and, hitting his head on a rock, became amnesiac. Without even remembering who he was, he remained wandering in the woods like one of the animals that inhabited it.
After wandering for a long time, Manu ended up reaching a great plain, where an inclement war was taking place among the creatures who lived there. Such creatures were huge monsters, half human, half wild. There were the apes, the felines and all kinds of beings, living in constant struggle for the dominion of that territory.