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translated by Arthur W. Ryder

About the Book and Its Translator

Translator's Introduction


Book 1. The Loss of Friends

The Loss of Friends

The Wedge-Pulling Monkey

The Jackal and the War-Drum

Merchant Strong-Tooth

Godly and June

The Jackal at the Ram-Fight

The Weaver's Wife

How the Crow-Hen Killed the Black Snake

The Heron That Liked Crab-Meat

Numskull and the Rabbit

The Weaver Who Loved a Princess

The Ungrateful Man

Leap and Creep

The Blue Jackal

Passion and the Owl

Ugly's Trust Abused

The Lion and the Carpenter

The Plover Who Fought the Ocean

Shell-Neck, Slim, and Grim

Forethought, Ready-Wit, and Fatalist

The Duel between Elephant and Sparrow

The Shrewd Old Gander

The Lion and the Ram

Smart the Jackal

The Monk Who Left His Body Behind

The Girl Who Married a Snake

Poor Blossom

The Unteachable Monkey

Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind

A Remedy Worse Than the Disease

The Mice That Ate Iron

The Results of Education

The Sensible Enemy

The Foolish Friend

Book 2. The Winning of Friends

The Bharunda Birds

Gold's Gloom

Mother Shandilee's Bargain

Self-defeating Forethought

Mister Duly

Soft the Weaver

Hang-Ball and Greedy

The Mice That Set Elephants Free

Spot's Captivity

Book 3. Crows and Owls

How the Birds Picked a King

How the Rabbit Fooled the Elephant

The Cat's Judgement

The Brahman's Goat

The Snake and the Ants

The Snake Who Paid Cash

The Unsocial Swans

The Self-Sacrificing Dove

The Old Man with the Young Wife

The Brahman, the Thief, and the Ghost

The Snake in the Prince's Belly

The Gullible Carpenter

Mouse-maid Made Mouse

The Bird With Golden Dung

The Cave That Talked

The Frogs That Rode Snakeback

The Butter-blinded Brahman

Book 4. Loss of Gains

The Monkey and the Crocodile

Handsome and Theodore

Flop-Ear and Dusty

The Potter Militant

The Jackal Who Killed no Elephants

The Ungrateful Wife

King Joy and Secretary Splendour

The Donkey in the Tiger-Skin

The Farmer's Wife

The Pert Hen-Sparrow

How Supersmart Ate the Elephant

The Dog Who Went Abroad

Book 5. Ill-Considered Action

The Loyal Mongoose

The Four Treasure-Seekers

The Lion-Makers

Hundred-Wit, Thousand-Wit, and Single-Wit

The Musical Donkey

Slow the Weaver

The Brahman's Dream

The Unforgiving Monkey

The Credulous Fiend

The Three-Breasted Princess

The Fiend Who Washed His Feet

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