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Vashishtha

VashishthaNew

Part 41 of 41 stories in Ramayana Characters

Rishi Vashishtha was the official priest of the Suryavanshi Ikshwaku clan. Brahma at the beginning of creation had created him by the power of thought and determination. He was also a Prajapati. When Brahma appointed him the clan priest of the Suryavanshis,

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The Birds of SpringNew

My quiet residence in the country, aloof from fashion, politics, and the money market, leaves me rather at a loss for important occupation, and drives me to the study of nature, and other low pursuits. Having few neighbors, also, on whom to keep a watch,

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An AntidoteNew

Part 45 of 45 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Young Ostrich came to its Mother, groaning with pain and with its wings tightly crossed upon its stomach.

“What have you been eating?” the Mother asked, with solicitude.

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The Mirror

Part 44 of 45 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Silken-Eared Spaniel, who traced his descent from King Charles the Second of England, chanced to look into a mirror which was leaning against the wainscoting of a room on the ground floor of his mistress’s house. Seeing his reflection, he supposed it to be another dog, outside, and said:

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The Pen

The Pen – For two days I toiled in the prison-yard. It was heavy work, and, in spite of the fact that I malingered at every opportunity, I was played out. This was because of the food. No man could work hard on such food. Bread and water, that was all that was given us.

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A Weary Echo

Part 43 of 45 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Convention of female writers, which for two days had been stuffing Woman’s couch with goose-quills and hailing the down of a new era, adjourned with unabated enthusiasm, shouting, “Place aux dames!” And Echo wearily replied, “Oh, damn.”