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    ††asti †††mandaranāmni††† parvate††† durdānta†† nāma†† simha:/

††††††††† there-is†††† on-Mandara-mountain††† Durdānta††††††††† lion

 

    ††sa:†† ca†† sarvadā†† paśūnām††† vadham††† kurvan††† āste/

††††††††† andhe†† allways†† of-animals††† massacre†† making†† continues

 

    ††tata:††† sarvai:††† paśubhi:††† militvā†† sa:†† nimha:††† vijŮapna:/

†††††††† then†† by-all-animals††† having-met,†† that†† lion†† informed

 

    ††mṛgendra††† kimartham†† ekadā††† paśughāta:††† kriyate/

†††††† O†† beast-king†† why††† at-once††† beast-slaughter†† is-made?

 

    ††prasāda:††† bhavati††† tadā††† vayam†† eva†† bhavadāhārāya

†††††††††† your-pleasure†† it-is,†† then†† we†† ourselves††† for-your-food

††pratyaham †††ekaikam††† paśum††† upahaikayāma/

††††††††††† daily††† one-at-a-time††† animal†† offer

 

    ††tata:††† simhena††† uktam/

††† then††† by-lion††††† was-said

 

    ††yadi †††etat††† abhimatam††† bhavatām††† tarhi††† bhavatu/

†††††††† if††††† this†††† wish††††† ††††††††of-you,†††††††then†††† let-it-be

 

    ††tata:††† prabhṛti††† ekaikam††† paśum††† upakalpitam††† bhakayan††† aste/

††††††† thence†† forth†† one-by-one††† animal†† allotte††† eating††† he-continues

 

    ††atha †††kadācit††† vṛddha-śaśakasya††† vāra:††† samāyāta/

††††††††† now††† some†††† old-rabbitís†† ††††††††††††turn††† had-come

 

    ††sa:††† acintayat/

††††††††† he††† contemplated

 

    ††trāsaheto:††† vinīti:††† tu††† kriyate††† jīvitāśayā/

††††† ††††but-for-fearís-sake††† politeness†† forsooth†† is-shown†† in-life-hope

 

    ††pancatvam †††cet††† gamiyāmi††† kim††† simhānunayena††† me/

†††††††††† to-death††††† if†††† i-will-go†††††††† what†††† lion-conciliation†† of-me ?

 

    ††tat †††mandam†† mandam††† gacchami/

††††††† therefore†† slowly†††††††† i-go

 

    ††tata:†† simha:api††† kudhāpīita:††† kopāt††† tam†††††† uvāca/

††††††††† then††† lion††† also††† with-hunger-pained†† from-anger††† him†† addressed

 

    ††kuta:††† tvam††† vilambya††† samāgata:††† asi/

†††††† why†† you†††† delaying†††† approached††† are

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††whyhaveyou†† come†† so late

    ††śaśaka:††† abravīt/††† deva††† na††† aham††† aparādhya:/

†††††††††† rabbit††† said†††† Sire††† not†† i ††to-be-blamed

 

    ††āgacchan †††pathi††† simhāntareṇa††† balāt††† vṛta:/

††††††††† approaching††† on-way†††† by-another-lion††† from-force†††† detained

†††††††††††††††††† I wason my way here†† whenanother liondetained†† me

    ††tasya †††agre††† puna:††† āgamanāya†† śapatham††† kṛtvā

†††††††††† of-him†††† in-front†† again††† to-return††† an-oath††† having-made

††††††††††††††††††† I hadto†† swear†† toreturn†† tohim

††††††† svāminam††† nivedayitum††† atra††† āgata:††† asmi/

††††††††††† my-lord††† to-inform†† here††† approached††† i-am

 

    ††simha:††† sakopam††† āha/

††††††††† lion††††† with-anger††† says

 

    ††satvaram †††gatvā††† durānmānam††† darśaya†† kva††† sa:durātmā††† tiṭhati/

†††††††† with-haste†† having-gone†† villian††† let-me-see,wherethat villian†† stands

 

    ††tata:††† śaśaka:††† tam††† gṛhītvā††† gabhīrakūpa††† darśayitum†† gata:/

†††††††† then†† rabbit†† him†† having-taken††† deep-well††† in-order†† to-show††† gone

 

    ††tatra †††āgatya††† svayam††† eva†† paśyatu†††

†††††††† there††† having-arrived††† himself††† verily††† may-see

††††††

†††††† svāmī†† iti†† uktvā,†† tasmin†† kūpajale††† tasya††† simhasya†† iva††

††††††† the-lord††† having-said†† in-that-well-water††† of-that-lion

††††† pratibimbam†† darśitavān/

†† reflected-image††† he-was-showing

 

    ††tata:††† asau††† krodhādhmāta:††† darpāt††

††††† then†† he†† with-anger-inflated†† through-pride

 

tasyaupari†† ātmānam††† nikipya††† paṅcatvam††† gata:/

††††††† of-him†† over†††† self†† having-thrown††† to-death††† gone