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describe the ancient mariner?
The ancient mariner foolishly shoots the albatross with a crossbow, but no one can explain his actions. His punishment for such a savage and thoughtless act was to be cursed by a spirit who loved the great bird, and the ancient mariner spends the rest of his life recounting his mistake and the loss of his shipmates through impulsiveness.
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