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    ††asti†† brahmāraṇye†† karpūratilaka:†† nāma†† hastī/

†† there-is††† in-brahma-forest†† Karpuratilaka†††††† elephant

 

    ††tam†† avalokya††† sarve†† śṛgālā:cintayanti†† sma/

†††††††† him††† having-seen†† all†† jackals†† thought

 

    ††yadi†† ayam†† kenāpi†† upāyena††† mriyate††

†††††††††† if†† this††††††† by-some-stratagem††† dies

†††††† tadā†† asmākam†† etat†† dehena†† māsa-catuṭayasya††† bojanam††† bhaviyati/

††††††††† then†† of-us†††††† this††† by-body†††††† of-4-months†††††††††††† food†††††††††† will-be

 

    ††tatra†† ekena††† vṛddhaśṛgālena††† pratijŮātam/

††††††††† there††††††† by-an-old-jackal†††††† promised

 

    ††mayā††† buddhi-prabhāvāt††††† asya††† maraṇam††† sādhayitavyam

††††††††† by-me††† from-intellect-superiority††† of-him††† death†††† to-be-accomplished

 

    ††anantaram†† sa:†† vaṅcaka:†† Karpūratilaka-samīpam†† gatvā

†††††††††† afterwards††† that†† cheat††† Karpūratilaka-near††††† having-gone

††††††† ṭāmgapātam†† praṇamya†† uvāca

††††††††††† 8-limbs-prostration†† having-saluted†††† said

 

    ††deva††† dṛṭi-prasādam††† kuru/††† hastī†† brūte†† /†† ka:†† tvam†† kuta:†† namāyāta/

††††††† sire,†† look-favour††† make†††††††††† elephant†† says††††† who†† you,†† whence†† approached ?

 

    ††sa:†† avadat/†† jambuka:†† aham†† sarvai:††† vanavāsibhi:paśubhi:†††

††††††† he†† said††††††††† jackal††††††††††† i††††††† by-all-forest-inhabiting-animals

††† malitvā††† bhavatsakāśam††† prasthāpita:/

†††††††††† having-met†††† to-your-presence††† dispatched

 

    ††yad†† vinā†† rājŮāavasthātum††† na†† yuktam†††† tad††† atra†† aṭavīrājye†††

†††††††† withoutwhich†††† king-to-remain†† notproper†††† that††† here††† in-forest-sovereignty

†††† abhiektum†† bhavān††† sarva-svāmi-guṇopeta:††† nirūpita:/

††††††††† to-be-inaugurated†††† you†††† all-lordís-virtues-endowed††††† selected

 

    ††tad††† yathā††† lagnavelām†† na†† vicalati††

†††† that†††† therefore†††† lucky-moment††† not††† passes-away

††† tathā†† kṛtvā††† satvaram†† ganyatām†† devena

††† ††††††††so††† having-done††† with-haste††† may-be-approached†† by-your-highness

 

    ††tata:†† asau††† rājyalobhākṛṭa:††† karpūratilaka:††

††††††††† thence†† sovereignty-desire-attracted†† Karpūratilaka††

†††††† śṛgāladarśitavatrmanā††† dhāvan††† mahāpaṅke††† nimagna:/

†† ††††††††on-jackalís-way††††††††† running††† in-great-mire††† immersed

 

    ††tata:†† tena†††† hastina†† uktam/

††††††††† thence††† by-that††† elephant††† said

    ††sakhe†† śṛgāla††† kim†† adhunā††† vidheyam/††† pamke††† nipatita:†† aham/

†††††††† friendjackal†† what†† now†††† to-be-done?††† in-mud††††† fallen††††††††† i

 

    ††parāvṛtya†† pasya/††† śṛgālena†† vihasya†† uktam/

††††††††† having-tuened-back†† look,††† by-jackalhaving-smiled††† said

 

    ††deva†† mama†† pucchakāvalambanam†† kṛtvā†† uttiṭha/

†††††††† sire,†† of-me††† tail-holding†††††††††† having-done††† rise

 

    ††yat†† madvidhasya†† vacasitvayā†† pratyaya:

††††††††††† because††† of-me-like††† in-word††† by-you††† confidence††

††††††† kṛta:†† tat†† anubhūyatām††† aśaraṇam†† du:kham/

††††††††††† done†††† thatmay-be-suffered†† helpless†† pain

 

    ††tad††† dhita-vacanam†† avadhīrya††† mahatā††† bhayena††† vimugdha†† iva

††††††††† that†† friendís-wordnot††† regarding†††† with-great-fear††† perplexed††††† as-it-were

††††† tam†† jalāśayam†† utsṛjya†† pracalita:/

†††††††††††††† that††† water-reservoir††† having-left

 

    ††manthara:†† calita:†† /†† teapi†† hiraṇyakādaya:††† snehāt††† aniṭam

†††† ††††Manthara†† went†††† they†† also†† Hiraṅyaka,etc.†† from-affecction††† unwished

††††††† śamkamānā:††† mantharam†† anugacchanti/

††††††††††† apprehending†† Manthara ††follow

 

    ††prāpya†† tam†† grahītvā†† utthāpya††† dhanui†† baddhvā

††††† having-caught††† him†† having-seized†††† to-bow†† having-bound

 

†††† dhanya:†† asmi†† iti†† abhidhāya†† bhraman††††††††† kleśāt†† kutpipāsākula:

††††††† Ďhow-fortunateam i톆††††††††††††† walking-about†††† fatigue-hunger-thirst-troubled

 

†††† sva-gṛhābimukham†† prayāta:†† /

†††††††††††††† own-home†††††† headed

    ††iti†† bahu†† vilapya†† hiraṇyaka:citrāngalaghupatanakau†† āha/

†††††††† thus†† muchhaving-lamented†††††† Hiraṅyaka†† to-Chitrāṅga-Laghup†† says

 

    ††yāvat†† ayam†† vyādha:††† vanāt†† na†† ni:sarati

as-long-as†† this†† hunter†† from-forest††† no†††† goes-away

tāvat†† mantharam†† mocayitum†† yatna:†† kriyatām/

††††† so-long††† Manthara†† to-rescue††† an-effort††† may-be-made

 

    ††tau††† ūcatu:/††† satvaram†† kāryam†† ucyatām/††

††††††††† they2††† said††† with-haste††† what-to-be-done††† may-be-told

 

    ††hiraṇyaka:††† brūte/††† citrāga:††† lalasamīpam†† gatvā†† mṛtam†† iva†† atmānam

††††† Hiraṅyaka†† says†† Chitrāga†† to-water-nearhaving-gonedead-like†† himself

†††††† darśayatu††† kāka:†† ca†† tasya†† apari††† sthitvā††† caŮcvā†† kim api†† vilikhatu/

††††††††† may-show,†† crow and†††† over-him†† having-stoodwith-beaksomewhat†† may-peck

 

    ††nūnam†† anena†† lubdhakena†† tatra†† kacchapam††

††††††††† now††† by-that-hunter††† there†††† tortoise

†††† parityajya††† mṛgamānsārthinā††† satvaram††† gantavyam/

†††††††† having-left††† for-deerís-flesh-desirous††† with-haste††† will-be-gone

 

    ††tata:†† aham††† mantharasya††† bamdhanam††† chetsyāmi††† sannihite

††††††††† thence†† i†† of-Manthara†† tie††† i-shall-cut††† having-approached

†††††† lubdhake††† bhavadbhyām††† palāyitavyam

††††††††† hunter†††† by-you††††† to-be-fled

 

    ††citrāṅga-laghupatanakābhyām††† śīghram†† gatvā††† tathā†† anuṭhite†† sati

††††††††† by-Chitrāṅga-Laghupatanaka††† quickly†† having-gone,†† thus†† accomplished†† being

†††††††† sa:†† vyādha:††† śrānta:††† pānīyam††† pītvā††

††††††††††† the†† hunter,†† tired,†† water†† having-drunk

††††††† taro:††† adhastāt††† upaviṭa:†† tathā†† vidham††† mṛgam†† apaśyat/

††††††††††† of-tree†† under†† seated†††††††† in-such-a-condition††† deer†† saw

 

    ††tata:††† kartarikām††† ādāya††† prahṛṭamanā††† mṛgāmtikam†† calita:/

††††††††† thence†† knife††† having-taken††† with-redoicing-mind†† near-deer†† proceeded

 

    ††tatraantare††† hiraṇyakena†† āgatya†† mantharasya††† bandhanam†† chinnam/

††††††††† there†† meanwhile†† by-Hiraṅyaka†† having-approached,of-Manthara†† tie†† cut

 

    ††sa:††† kūrma:††† satvaram††† jalāśayam††† praviveśa†† /

††††††††† that††† tortoise†† with-haste††† water-reservoir††† entered

 

    ††sa:††† mṛga††† āsannam†† tam†† vyādham††† vilokya††† utthāya†† palāyita:/

††††††††††† the†† deer††† near††††††† thehunter††† having-perceived,†† having-risen†† escaped

 

    ††pratyāvṛtya†† lubdhaka:††† yāvat†† tarutalam†† āyāti

†††††† having-returned†† hunter†† while††† tree-foot††† approaches

†† tāvat ††kūrmam†† apaśyan†† acintayat/

††††††††††† then††† tortoise††† not-seeing††† reflected

 

    ††ucitam†† eva†† etat†† mama†† asamīkyakāriṇa:/

††††††††† proper†† only†† this†† for-me†††† not-circumspectly-acting

 

    ††tata:††† asau†† svakarma-vaśān†† nirātha:††† kaṭakam†† praviṭa:/

†††††††† thence††† he†††† through-his-own-action†† disappointed††† camp†† entered

 

    ††mantharādaya:†† ca†† sarve††† tyaktāpada:††† svasthānam†† gatvā

†††††††† Mantharāda††† and†††† all††† freed-from-misfortune†† to-their-place†† having-gone

†††††††† yathāmukham†† āsyitā://

†††††††††††† happily††† remained