chapter  XIX
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The punishment of a varice.1

IN long past times a hunter wounded an elephant with a poisoned arrow, Perceiving that he had hit it, he followed after the arrow and killed the elephant. Five hundred robbers who had plundered a hill-town were led by an evil star to that spot, where they perceived the elephant. 'As it was j list then a time of hunger with them, they said, "NO\V that we have found this meat, let two hundred and fifty of us cut the flesh off the elephant and roast it, while two hundred and fifty go to fetch water."