Mother Shandilee’s Bargain

Brihat begins the story; “One day, I sought shelter from a Brahman in the monsoon season. This kind Brahman offered me a space in his house in return for my help in his rituals. One day I woke early, and heard the Brahman and his wife Shandilee’s discussion. The Brahman told his wife, “My dear, tomorrow will be the winter solstice, a good day for offering gifts to Brahmans. So I will go to the...
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The Greedy Jackal

There was once a hunter who set out to jungle. As he walked along, he saw a fat boar in the woods. Straightway he drew an arrow as far as his ear, and in a swift motion, shot at the boar. The boar was severely wounded, but angrily charged at the hunter and tore his stomach with a pointed tusk, so that the man fell dead. The boar also, after killing the hunter, died due to the arrow-wound....
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