By Ellen C. Babbitt
Twenty-one extra fables from the Jataka culture of India, compiled on the request of youngsters captivated by means of the attraction of the tales in Jataka stories, retold by way of a similar writer and illustrated by means of an identical artist. appropriate for a long time 7 and up.
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Each time as the Rats were leaving, the Wolf caught and ate the last one. Then he wiped his lips, and looked as if nothing had happened. Each night there were fewer Rats at bedtime. Then they asked the Chief of the Rats what the trouble was. He could not be sure, but he thought the Wolf was to blame. " They did so, and as the Chief of the Rats went by, the Wolf made a spring at him. But the Wolf was not quick enough, and the Chief of the Rats got away. "So this is the food you eat. Your legs are not so lame as they were.
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Asked the king. "A thousand pieces a month for me and my page, O King," said the big man. "I will take you and your page," said the king. So the big man and the little bowman joined the king's army. Now in those days there was a tiger in the forest who had carried off many people. The king sent for the big man and told him to kill that tiger. The big man told the little bowman what the king said. They went into the forest together, and soon the little bowman shot the tiger. The king was glad to be rid of the tiger, and gave the big man rich gifts and praised him.
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