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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorDuran, Magdelenaen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrated by Magdalena Duranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:37:50Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:37:50Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0898003180 (pbk.)en_US
dc.identifier.other5339 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/80884
dc.description.abstractSenaka, King of Benares, protects a snake attacked by some boys. This snake is actually a naga, He visits Senaka and offers him a secret spell that allows him to understand the speech of animals. But he must never reveal the spell to anyone; if he does, he must die. When he does understand animals around a picnic he is having with the queen--and when he laughs over what he hears--the queen becomes angry and thinks he is laughing at her. He finally admits his gift to her, and she comes to desire it deeply. He finally agrees to tell her the magic words. Shakra appears to Senaka in the form of a goat and lets Senaka know how selfish the queen is to allow his death for her own gain. His people will suffer at her hands. Senaka soon tells his wife that the price for getting the secret spell is to withstand one hundred blows from a bamboo stick. After a few, she gives up. He upbraids her: she would not take a small bit of suffering but was willing to let him die and the people suffer without him. She leaves the kingdom and never returns. From then on, he avoided foolish promises. With Shakra's help, he rules long and well. The art is notable for its emphasis on almond-shaped eyes, akin to those in some very early Greek statues.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAdapted by Dharma Publishing editorial staffen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDharma Pressen_US
dc.subject.lccBQ1462.E5 K57 2001en_US
dc.titleThe King Who Understood Animals: A Jataka Taleen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationBerkeley, CAen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991004592469702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationFrom the publisheren_US
dc.cost.usCost: $6.36en_US
dc.date.acquired2004-12en_US
dc.date.printed2002en_US
dc.printer.locationUSAen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.title.seriesJataka Tales Seriesen_US
dc.title.setDh24en_US
dc.time.yr2002


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