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Deccan Nursery Tales.djvu



I. The Sunday Story 1
II. The Monday Story 14
III. The Tuesday Story 18
IV. The Wednesday and Thursday Story 26
V. The Friday Story 32
VI. The Saturday Story 36
VII. Mahalaxmi and the Two Queens 41
VIII. The Island Palace 56
IX. Nagoba, the Snake-King 63
X. Parwati and the Beggar-Man 69
XI. Parwati and the Brahman 73
XII. Soma, the Washerwoman 79
XIII. Vasishta and the Four Queens 89
XIV. The Lamps and the King's Daughter-in-Law 95
XV. Parwati and the Priest 99
XVI. The Rishi and the Brahman 107
XVII. The King and the Water-Goddesses 112
XVIII. The Lid of the Sacred Casket 115
XIX. The Brahman Wife and her Seven Sons 122
XX. The Golden Temple 128


" Gave memorial honours to his dead father " . Frontispiece FACE PAGE

" It curled itself up inside the earthen jar " . . 22

"And fill her lap with wheat cakes and bits of cocoa-nut " 32

" And stuck them into a corner of the eaves " . .39

"They no longer wished to kill or bite the little daughter- in-law" ...... 68

" They asked her what the reason was, and she told them " 71

" She has lived here just as if she had been in her father's house " . . . . .106

"The god revealed himself to the king and his companions

in all his glory and splendour " . . .132