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A Story From: India
Read Time: ["6 to 10mins"]
For Ages: 8 to 10yrs.

A merchant releases a tiger from its cage and immediately regrets it.
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The story, "The Merchant, the Tiger and the Six Judges" is adapted from the story, "The Brahmin, the Tiger, and the Six Judges", from Old Deccan Days, pgs. 198-202

Adapted by Elaine L. Lindy. ©2000. All rights reserved.


Other variations of this story appear in Indian folk lore. In a substory of the story, "The Cat and the Dog" from Indian Fairy Tales by Maive Stokes (Ellis & White, London, 1880) pp. 17, a man removes a thorn from a tiger and the tiger springs upon him. A jackal and a dog come up and the jackal tricks the tiger into stepping inside a big bag.