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Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,836 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.9
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 486
Added to site: 2011.09.20
mnybks.net#: 30779
Origin: gutenberg.org
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and the seed fell into the eye of a wild chicken, and the pain of the seed in the eye of the chicken caused it to fly up against a nest of red ants. Alarmed, the red ants flew out to do battle, and in their haste, bit a mon-goose. The mon-goose ran into a vine of wild fruit and shook several pieces of it on the head of a hermit, who sat thinking under a tree.

"Why didst thou, O fruit, fall on my head," cried the hermit.

The fruit answered: "We did not wish to fall; a mon-goose ran against our vine and threw us down."

And the hermit asked, "O mon-goose, why didst thou throw the fruit?"

The mon-goose answered: "I did not wish to throw down the fruit, but the red ants bit me and I ran against the vine."

The hermit asked, "O ants, why did ye bite the mon-goose?"

The red ants replied: "The hen flew against our nest and angered us."

The hermit asked, "O hen, why didst thou fly against the red ants' nest?"

And the hen replied: "The seed fell into my eyes and hu

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