All the Year Round Volume 5

All the Year Round Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...thee!" When he had said this, he gnawed all their bonds asunder and set all the pigeons free. Then Hiranyaka, having performed the rites of hospitality and embraced them, he dismissed them. Speckled-Neck and his companions departed for those countries where his inclinations led him, and Hiranyaka to his hole. Then the crow, Light-Falling, who had been a spectator of the whole transaction, exclaimed, with astonishment, "Ho! Hiranyaka, thou art to be praised. Henceforth I desire also to form a friendship with thee; thou must therefore favour me with thy friendship." When Hiranyaka heard this, he called out (still keeping within his hole), "Halloa! who art thou?" "1 am a crow," said the other, "named LightFalling." "Then," said Hiranyaka, laughing, "what friendship can there be with thee? for I am the food, you arc the cater; how can intimacy subsist between us? Friendship between the food and the feeder is assuredly a cause of misfortune. A Deer, who had been caught in a suare through the artifice of a Jackal, was rescued by a Crow." "How was tliat?" said the Crow. Hiranyaka related: "In South Beliar there is a forest named Champakavate, in which a Deer and a Crow lived a long time in great friendship. As the Deer, cheerful and plump, was roaming at his pleasure, he was seen cjy a certain Jackal. Having eyed him, the Jackal thought within himself, '"Ah, how shall I feast on this delicate flesh P It may be, if I can but gain his confidence.' He having thus designed, drew near, and said: 'Friend, nealth be with thee.' " Who art thou?' said the Deer. "'I am Little Wit, the jackal. Here in this forest, like one dead, without friend or relation, I live alone, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493761
  • 9781236493767