unicorns were only ever tiny, but so strong and so fierce
trevisa described them in his epic translation of the encyclopedia - On the Particularity of Things
..and the unycorn is so stronge that he is not take with the myghte of hunters..
And so I know that the ony way to capture the unicorn is to pursuade a virgin to sit under a tree and the beast will approach her there and lay down his head upon her lap and go to sleep
it seems wrong that hunters should take advantage of such a creature, seduced by purity