chapter  xxxv
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The jackal saves the lion.1

THE JACKAL .)AVES THE LION. I IN lost past times, \vhen the Bodisat remained in an incomplete state of merit-accumulation, he lived in a certain hill district as a lion, king of the beasts. In the neighbourhood of the hill there dwelt five hundred jackals, which followed after him and devoured what he left. When the lion had killed any animal, and had eaten of its good flesh and drunk of its good blood, he used to leave it lying on the ground and go a\vay. This state of things lasted a long time.