The Shrewd Old Goose

In a part of a forest was a fig tree with massive branches. In it lived a flock of wild geese. At the root of this tree appeared a creeping vine of the species called Koshambi. Thereupon the grandpa goose said: “This vine that is climbing our fig tree may become harmful for us. By means of it, someone might perhaps climb up here someday and kill us. Take it away while it is still slender and...
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The Turtle and Geese

In a certain lake lived a turtle named Kambugriva. He had as friends two geese whose names were Sankat and Vikat. Once there was a twelve-year drought, which forced the geese to think: “This lake is getting dry. Let us seek another water body. However, we must first say farewell to Kambugriva, our dear and long proved friend.” When they did so, the turtle said: “Why do you bid me farewell? I am...
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