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. Jataka tales . mes a solitaryrogue elephant. He will not do our bidding. When hecomes, do thou entreat him too, and so insure the safetyof thy offspring. And with these words he made offAnd the quail went forth to meet the other elephant, andwith both wings uplifted, making respectful salutation, shespoke the second stanza: Roaming over hill and dale Cherishing thy lonely way,Thee, 0 forest king, I hail, And with wings my homage pay.I am but a wretched quail, Spare my tender brood to slay. On hearing her words, the elephant spoke the third stanza: I will slay thy young ones, quail;What can t

. Jataka tales . mes a solitaryrogue elephant. He will not do our bidding. When hecomes, do thou entreat him too, and so insure the safetyof thy offspring. And with these words he made offAnd the quail went forth to meet the other elephant, andwith both wings uplifted, making respectful salutation, shespoke the second stanza: Roaming over hill and dale Cherishing thy lonely way,Thee, 0 forest king, I hail, And with wings my homage pay.I am but a wretched quail, Spare my tender brood to slay. On hearing her words, the elephant spoke the third stanza: I will slay thy young ones, quail;What can t Stock Photo
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. Jataka tales . mes a solitaryrogue elephant. He will not do our bidding. When hecomes, do thou entreat him too, and so insure the safetyof thy offspring. And with these words he made offAnd the quail went forth to meet the other elephant, andwith both wings uplifted, making respectful salutation, shespoke the second stanza: Roaming over hill and dale Cherishing thy lonely way,Thee, 0 forest king, I hail, And with wings my homage pay.I am but a wretched quail, Spare my tender brood to slay. On hearing her words, the elephant spoke the third stanza: I will slay thy young ones, quail;What can thy poor help avail ?My left foot can crush with easeMany thousand birds like these. And so saying, with his foot he crushed the young birdsto atoms, and staling over them washed them away in aflood of water, and went off loudly trumpeting. The quailsat down on a bough of a tree and said, Then be off withyou and trumpet away. You shall very soon see whatI will do. You little know what a difference there is 1LATK V. THE QIAIL AM) HER FRIENDS lid •1)7, tli rii KiTin-.f, />/>. 24,. i4!>) THE QUAILS FRIENDS 249 between strength of body and strength of mind. Well!I will teach you this lesson. And thus threatening himshe repeated the fourth stanza: Power abused is not all gain,Power is often follys bane.Beast that didst my young ones kill,I will work thee mischief still. And so saying, shortly afterwards she did a good turnto a crow, and when the crow, who was highly pleased,asked, What can I do for you ? the quail said, There isnothing else, Sir, to be done, but I shall expect you tostrike with your beak and to peck out the eyes of thisrogue elephant. The crow readily assented, and the quailthen did a service to a blue fly, and when the fly asked,What can I do for you? she said, When the eyes ofthis rogue elephant have been put out by the crow, thenI want you to let fall a nit upon them. The fly agreed,and then the quail did a kindness to a frog, and when thefrog asked wha

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