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108. THE TIGER, THE BRAHMAN, AND THE JACKAL


Once upon a time, a tiger was caught in a trap. He tried in vain to get out through the bars, and rolled and bit with rage and grief when he failed.

By chance a poor Brahman came by. “Let me out of this cage, oh pious one!” cried the tiger.

No, my friend,” replied the Brahman mildly, “you would probably eat me if I did.”

Not at all!” swore the tiger with many oaths; “on the contrary, I should be for ever grateful, and serve you as a slave!”

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