Old Deccan Days: Or Hindoo Fairy Legends ; Current in Southern India

J. B. Lippincott, 1868 - 343 pàgines
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Pàgina 38 - Balna's marriage her husband had given her a small gold ring on which her name was engraved, and she put it on her little son's finger when he was a baby, and afterward when he was older, his aunts had had it enlarged for him, so that he was still able to wear it. The Malee's wife advised him to fasten the well-known treasure to one of the bouquets he presented to his mother, and trust to her recognizing it. This was not to be done without difficulty, as such a strict watch was kept over the poor...
Pàgina 40 - impossible that the parrot should sustain any injury, both on account of the inaccessibility of the country, and because, by my appointment, many thousand genii surround the palm trees, and kill all who approach the place." Balna told her son what Punchkin had said; but at the same time implored him to give up all idea of getting the parrot. The Prince, however, replied, "Mother, unless I can get hold of that parrot, you, and my father, and uncles, cannot be liberated: be not afraid, I will shortly...
Pàgina 42 - It is done as you desire," said the Magician, " only give me my parrot." And with that, by a stroke of his wand, Balna's husband and his brothers resumed their natural shapes. " Now, give me my parrot," repeated Punchkin. " Not so fast, my master," rejoined the Prince ; " I must first beg that you will restore to life all whom you have thus imprisoned." The Magician immediately waved his wand again ; and, whilst he cried, in an imploring voice,
Pàgina 43 - The Prince pulled off the parrot's second wing, and the Magician's left arm tumbled off. " Give me my parrot ! " cried he, and fell on his knees. The Prince pulled off the parrot's right leg, the Magician's right leg fell off : the Prince pulled off the parrot's left leg, down fell the Magician's left. Nothing remained of him save the limbless body and the head ; but still he rolled his eyes, and cried, " Give me my parrot ! "
Pàgina 142 - Radtol (ordinal nnmbers) the first the second the third the fourth the fifth the sixth the seventh the eighth the ninth the tenth the eleventh the twelfth the thirteenth the fourteenth the fifteenth the sixteenth the seventeenth the eighteenth the nineteenth the twentieth the twenty-first...
Pàgina 40 - Hundreds of thousands of miles away there lies a desolate country covered with thick jungle. In the midst of the jungle grows a circle of palm-trees, and in the centre of the circle stand six jars full of water, piled one above another ; below the sixth jar is a small cage which contains a little green parrot ; on the life of the parrot depends my life, and if the parrot is killed I must die.
Pàgina 32 - The Ranee, on hearing how well the princesses fared, was exceedingly angry, and sent her servants to pull down the dead Ranee's tomb and fill the little tank with the ruins. And not content with this, she next day pretended to be very, very ill — in fact, at the point of death; and when the Rajah was much grieved, and asked her whether it was in his power to procure her any remedy, she said to him, " Only one thing can save my life, but I know you will not do it." He replied, " Yes, whatever it...

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