The Ship that Sailed to Mars: When a breeze, blowing from the Garden of the Gods, whose marble terraces front the illimitable sea of void in which the Sun and Planets swim, brought to them a breath of music, they veered slightly, and came to that group of radiant stars whose name is know on Earth as the Seven Sisters. And it is rare that those presumptuous ones who name the stars find so suitable a name as this - for here, on their little separate worlds, sit seven fairies, whose voices are the most beautiful in all the Universe but who once wrangled under the Windows of the Gods and argued and pleaded for one to say whose singing was the sweetest, until the Great Ones in anger, banished them to where they might sing in contest, undisturbing for All Eternities.

No sooner had the Ship hovered near, than they cried out for judgment, and the Old Man was greatly troubled, for never had he been a Judge of Music. But the problem was solved by one of the Crew, who dropped over to them some of the modern Songs of the World, which he had been bearing as sport to Mars. Then the Seven forgot their quarrel in scorn of what was to them so horrid a curiosity; and now for them it will be a reproach to the Earth for ever, how some have perverted ancient and venerable songs, and twisted the Melodies of the Gods so insanely.

The Ship that Sailed to Mars:

When a breeze, blowing from the Garden of the Gods, whose marble terraces front the illimitable sea of void in which the Sun and Planets swim, brought to them a breath of music, they veered slightly, and came to that group of radiant stars whose name is know on Earth as the Seven Sisters. And it is rare that those presumptuous ones who name the stars find so suitable a name as this - for here, on their little separate worlds, sit seven fairies, whose voices are the most beautiful in all the Universe but who once wrangled under the Windows of the Gods and argued and pleaded for one to say whose singing was the sweetest, until the Great Ones in anger, banished them to where they might sing in contest, undisturbing for All Eternities.

No sooner had the Ship hovered near, than they cried out for judgment, and the Old Man was greatly troubled, for never had he been a Judge of Music. But the problem was solved by one of the Crew, who dropped over to them some of the modern Songs of the World, which he had been bearing as sport to Mars. Then the Seven forgot their quarrel in scorn of what was to them so horrid a curiosity; and now for them it will be a reproach to the Earth for ever, how some have perverted ancient and venerable songs, and twisted the Melodies of the Gods so insanely.

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