With the discovery of the monster, the grumpiness soon disappeared. Georgina was happy! Each monster that was found, would make the world a little bit less grumpy.
Below you can find some historical facts about this wondrous creature:
“The unicorn is the noblest mythical creature and a symbol of the good. Statue and colour are often depicted differently, most of the time it has the body of a white horse that carries a long, twisted horn on its forehead. It lives in a forest as a solitary creature and dies in captivity. This strong and shy animal only trusts a virgin, laying its mane in her lap. […]
The “horn” – often the 3m-long tusk of a narwhal – was popular in the Middle Ages. It was used as insignias by rulers (including the Habsburgs) and also in medicine. Narwhal tusks were worth up to 20 times their weight in gold. The “alicorn” (unicorn horn) was said to wake the dead. Talismans, amulettes and crockery were made from it, and it was said to render poison harmless. [—]
In Vienna, several pharmacies carried the name “Zum Einhorn” (to the unicorn). In the 9th district alone there was a “golden” and a “blue” unicorn. The house “Zum Blauen Einhorn” (to the blue unicorn) stood at Liechtensteinstraße 74 between 1794 and 1962. The poet Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850) lived here. It reached some literary fame due to the novel “Die Strudlhofstiege” (1951) by Heimito von Doderer, in which it has a role to play in the meeting of the characters.”
Source: ABC der Volkskunde Österreich