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Vikrama and Vetala: Conclusion

So King Triple-victory came to the monk Patience with the body on his shoulder. And he saw the monk alone in the dark night, sitting under the cemetery tree and looking down the road. He had made a magic circle with yellow powdered bones in a...

Vetal’s 22nd Story: The Father and Son who married Daughter and Mother. What relation were their children?

The king paid no attention to the terrible witch of night, clad in black darkness, with the funeral piles as flaming eyes. He bravely went through the dreadful cemetery to the sissoo tree, put the goblin on his shoulder, and started as before. And...

Vetal’s 21st Story: The Old Hermit who exchanged his Body for that of the Dead Boy. Why did he weep and dance?

Then the king went back to the sissoo tree, put the goblin on his shoulder in spite of all its writhings, and set out in silence. And the goblin on his shoulder said: “O king of kings, you are terribly obstinate about this impossible task. So...

Vetal’s 20th Story: The Old Hermit who exchanged his Body for that of the Dead Boy. Why did he weep and dance?

Then the king went back to the sissoo tree, took the goblin, put him on his shoulder, and started for the place he wished to reach. And as he walked along the road, the goblin began to talk again: “Bravo, King! You are a remarkable...

The Fairy Prince Cloud-chariot and the Serpent Shell-crest

So the king walked along with the goblin. And the goblin said: “O king, listen to a story the like of which was never heard.” and started the story.   There is a mountain called Himalaya where all gems are found. It is the king of...

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