Thursday, August 18, 2016

Overview. Shedlock. Eastern Stories and Legends

Title: Eastern Stories and Legends
Author: Marie Shedlock
Year: 1920 (originally published in 1910)

Comments: This is a selection of stories from Rhys-Davids's translation of the Pali texts intended for a general audience. You can read about Marie Shedlock in this Wikipedia article. You can find out more about the Jataka tradition here: Jataka Tales.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza

Bizzell: There is also a copy available for checkout from the regular Bizzell stacks: 398.2 Sh34e (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Length: two weeks. I've divided the reading into four parts: Part A - Part B (one week of reading), and then Part C - Part D (another week of reading). You do not need to read this in order, and you can use it just for a half-week of reading or one or two weeks of reading.

Reading Part A
The Hare That Ran Away
The Monkey and the Crocodile
The Spirit That Lived in a Tree
The Hare That Was Not Afraid to Die
The Parrot That Fed His Parents
The Man Who Worked to Give Alms
King Who Saw the Truth

Reading Part B
Bull That Demanded Fair Treatment
The Bull That Proved His Gratitude
Horse That Held Out to the End
The Monkey That Saved the Herd
The Mallard That Asked for Too Much
The Merchant Who Overcame All Obstacles
The Elephant That Was Honored in Old Age
The Faithful Friend

Reading Part C
Hawk and the Osprey
Grandmother's Golden Dish
The Elephant That Spared Life
How the Antelope Was Caught
The Banyan Deer
The Pupil Who Taught His Teacher
The Man Who Told a Lie

Reading Part D
The Crow That Thought It Knew
The Judas Tree
River-Fish and the Monkey
The Dreamer in the Wood
The Rice Measure
The Poisonous Trees
The Well-Trained Elephant
The Wise Physician

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