Fables

The Quartett – Jataka Tales

A roguish Monkey, A Goat, and Donkey, With a great clumsy Bear, Agreed in a Quartett to share. They got their notes; two fiddles, flute, and bass, And on a grass plot sat ...
Fables

The Titmouse – Jataka Tales

A Titmouse spread her wings above the sea, • And boasted: she Would set the waves on fire. Throughout the world all hear it, all admire. Fear seized the dwellers in the w ...
Fables

The Geese – Jataka Tales

Wielding a long sharp switch, a peasant Once drove in haste some Geese to town for sale, And, truly to recount my tale, His cackling flock scarce found him pleasant ; The ...
Fables

The Fire in the Grove – Jataka Tales

With care we must select our friends, Under the mask of friendship selfish ends Dig but a pit beneath our feet, This truth a fable here to thee commends, Look that its wa ...
Fables

The Sack – Jataka Tales

Within a hall, upon the floor, Into a corner swept, A Sack lay, long neglected ; The feet of all the servants left Their wet marks on its back ; When, crack ! Its use was ...