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The PANCHATANTRA
of Vishnu Sharma (c.1199)

translated by Arthur W. Ryder
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1925



BOOKS *ONE*, *TWO*, *THREE*, *FOUR*, *FIVE*


BOOK ONE -- The Loss of Friends

*Book One, Stories 1-10, pp. 19-88*

== 1) The Loss of Friends, pp. 19-25
== 2) The Wedge-Pulling Monkey, pp. 25-41
== 3) The Jackal and the War-Drum, pp. 41-48
== 4) Merchant Strong-Tooth, pp. 49-57
== 5) Godly and June, pp. 58-61
== 6) The Jackal at the Ram-Fight, pp. 61-62
== 7) The Weaver's Wife, pp. 62-74
== 8) How the Crow-Hen Killed the Black Snake, pp. 74-76
== 9) The Heron that Liked Crab-Meat, pp. 76-81
== 10) Numskull and the Rabbit, pp. 81-89

*Book One, Stories 11-20, pp. 89-153*

== 11) The Weaver Who Loved a Princess, pp. 89-112
== 12) The Ungrateful Man, pp. 112-119
== 13) Leap and Creep, pp. 119-122
== 14) The Blue Jackal, pp. 122-129
== 15) Passion and the Owl, pp. 129-134
== 16) Ugly's Trust Abused, pp. 134-141
== 17) The Lion and the Carpenter, pp. 141-145
== 18) The Plover Who Fought the Ocean, pp. 145-147
== 19) Shell-Neck, Slim, and Grim, pp. 147-149
== 20) Forethought, Readywit, and Fatalist, pp. 149-153

*Book One, Stories 21-34, pp. 153-210*

== 21) The Duel Between Elephant and Sparrow, pp. 153-157
== 22) The Shrewd Old Gander, pp. 157-159
== 23) The Lion and the Ram, pp. 159-164
== 24) Smart, the Jackal, pp. 164-174
== 25) The Monk Who Left His Body Behind, pp. 174-177
== 26) The Girl Who Married a Snake, pp. 177-179
== 27) Poor Blossom, pp. 179-182
== 28) The Unteachable Monkey, pp. 183-184
== 29) Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind, pp. 184-188
== 30) A Remedy Worse than the Disease, pp. 188-192
== 31) The Mice That Ate Iron, pp. 192-197
== 32) The Results of Education, pp. 197-198
== 33) The Sensible Enemy, pp. 198-203
== 34) The Foolish Friend, pp. 203-210

*BOOK TWO -- The Winning of Friends*

== 1) The Winning of Friends, pp. 213-216
== 2) The Bharunda Birds, pp. 216-231
== 3) Gold's Gloom, pp. 231-234
== 4) Mother Shandilee's Bargain, pp. 234-235
== 5) Self-defeating Forethought, pp. 235-247
== 6) Mister Duly, pp. 247-260
== 7) Soft, the Weaver, pp. 260-264
== 8) Hang-Ball and Greedy, pp. 264-274
== 9) The Mice That Set Elephant Free, pp. 274-279
== 10) Spot's Captivity, pp. 279-288

 BOOK THREE -- Crows and Owls

*Book Three, Stories 1-10, pp. 291-343*

== 1) Crows and Owls, pp. 291-304
== 2) How the Birds Picked a King, pp. 304-308
== 3) How the Rabbit Fooled the Elephant, pp. 308-315
== 4) The Cat's Judgment, pp. 315-324
== 5) The Brahman's Goat, pp. 324-326
== 6) The Snake and the Ants, pp. 326-331
== 7) The Snake Who Paid Cash, pp. 331-333
== 8) The Unsocial Swans, pp. 333-334
== 9) The Self-sacrificing Dove, pp. 334-341
== 10) The Old Man with the Young Wife, pp. 341-343

*Book Three, Stories 11-18, pp. 343-378*


== 11) The Brahman, the Thief, and the Ghost, pp. 343-346
== 12) The Snake in the Prince's Belly, pp. 346-348
== 13) The Gullible Carpenter, pp. 348-353
== 14) Mouse-Maid Made Mouse, pp. 353-359
== 15) The Bird with Golden Dung, pp. 359-361
== 16) The Cave That Talked, pp. 361-368
== 17) The Frog That Rode Snakeback, pp. 368-370
== 18) The Butter-blinded Brahman, pp. 370-378

*BOOK FOUR -- Loss of Gains*

== 1) Loss of Gains, p. 381
== 2) The Monkey and the Crocodile, pp. 381-388
== 3) Handsome and Theodore, pp. 388-395
== 4) Flop-Ear and Dusty, pp. 395-400
== 5) The Potter Militant, pp. 400-401
== 6) The Jackal Who Killed No Elephants, pp. 401-405
== 7) The Ungrateful Wife, pp. 405-408
== 8) King Joy and Secretary Splendor, pp. 408-409
== 9) The Ass in the Tiger-Skin, pp. 409-412
== 10) The Farmer's Wife, pp. 412-415
== 11) The Pert Hen-Sparrow, pp. 415-418
== 12) How Supersmart Ate the Elephant, pp. 418-421
== 13) The Dog Who Went Abroad, pp. 421-423

*BOOK FIVE -- Ill-considered Action*

== 1) Ill-considered Action, pp. 427-432
== 2) The Loyal Mungoose, pp. 432-434
== 3) The Four Treasure-Seekers, pp. 434-442
== 4) The Lion-Makers, pp. 442-444
== 5) Hundred-Wit, Thousand-Wit, and Single-Wit, pp. 444-446
== 6) The Musical Donkey, pp. 446-449
== 7) Slow, the Weaver, pp. 449-453
== 8) The Brahman's Dream, pp. 453-454
== 9) The Unforgiving Monkey, pp. 454-462
== 10) The Credulous Fiend, pp. 462-465
== 11) The Three-Breasted Princess, p. 465
== 12) The Fiend Who Washed His Feet, pp. 465-470

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