The Legends of the Panjab Volume 2

The Legends of the Panjab Volume 2

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...at what they saw. Thinkmg in his mind the Minstrel spake to his wife and said: "Princess Marwan hath sent me to Dhol. What thinkest thou? Thou art my wife. 180 Tell me the secret (thought) of thy heart (as to this)." Then said his wife to her lord: "Hear my words. If thou hadst to go in an hour, go in a moment, And fulfil the Princess' message." 185 She thought in her heart and pondered in her soul: "If I had to send him in an hour I would send him in a moment, That I might enjoy myself to my heart's content." When he heard his wife said the Minstrel: "The way is of tigers and wolves and leopards; 190 They may eat me on the way. Give me two loaves with thy hands, And let me eat them in safety." "I will cook thee a dish of rice and pulse, 0 my love, my love: I will give thee food in plenty." 195 "Rice and milk, rice and milk, what sayest thou? Rice and milk is lofty fare! When will it be cooked? when will it be put in the oven? when shall I eat it and go to Narwargarh? A couple of loaves from thy own hands, hear, my wife, That are ready, give me to eat. Bring two and a half sers of pulse, 200 And make me loaves of one and a quarter each. Sprinkle a little salt on them and bring one or two onions: And give me a loaf from off the hearth." The Minstrel broke off a piece and put it in his mouth, Mixing the onions with it. 205 The bread swelled in the Minstrel's mouth, And the onion spirted into his eyes! vor.. ii--37 Ghathe ka khana to pahile rona, ji, Thakur, Thakur mera! Palkan se chalta nir, ji. Jab mirasan bolti Mirasi ke bete ko: 210 "Bhojan pave ya ro raba, sun sajan mera, ji?" "Bhojan hi Bhagwan hai, sun mirasan meri: Mujh ko larkon ka a gid daregh, ji. Kunda sonta la de, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622944
  • 9781236622945