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1869. Excerpt: ... couplet. The hunger of women is double that of
men, the understanding four-fold; The love eight-fold, bravery
six-fold; of this sort are all women. "Wherefore I say that he is
learned whose intellect is alert when occasion requires.' Again
Kartak said, 'brother, there is great friendship between those two.
How will you cause a quarrel?' Again Damanak said, ' friend, what
one can do-by stratagem, one cannot do by force. As a crow caused
the death of a snake, so will I have him killed.' Kartak said,
'what sort of a story is this?' Then Damanak says: --'In the
northern country is a hill named Bidyadhar. There, on a tree, dwelt
a crow and his wife; and at its root, a snake. When the hen crow
laid eggs, then the snake climbed the tree and ate them, and from
desire of the eggs continually climbed the tree and went and sat in
the nest. Again the hen crow conceived. Then she said to the crow,
'husband, leaving this tree, let us go and live elsewhere; this
will be better, because it is said that if a man's wife be wicked,
his friend ignorant, his servant quarrelsome, and the dwelling of a
snake be in his house, he will certainly die. Wherefore to remain
here is not proper.' The crow said, 'love, don't fear; because I
have borne this snake's great wickedness, but now I will not bear
it.' She said, 'what will you do to him?' He said, 'dear, what work
one can do by intellect, one could not do by force. As a hare,
employing intelligence, killed a very powerful lion, so I will not
let him escape alive.' She said, ' what sort of a story is this?'
Then he says: --'On Mandargiri was a lion called Durdant, who
habitually killed many animals. One day all the animals of the
forest, meeting and reflecting, said among themselves, 'this lion,
H continually coming, eats one animal...
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