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Asia

Sanskrit 170 Chuang 208 Hindi 172 Miao 209 Urdu 174 Yi 210 Punjabi 176 Sibo 212 Sindhi 178 Naxi 213 Kashmiri 180 Japanese 214 Burushaski 182 Korean 216 Gujarati 183 Burmese 218 Marathi 184 Thai 220 Bengali 186 Malay 222 Oriya 188 Lao 224 Assamese 189 Khmer 225 Maithili 190 Vietnamese 226 Telugu 192 Indonesian 228 Kannada 193 Javanese 230 Tamil 194 Sundanese 231 Malayalam 196 Madurese 232 Sinhalese 197 Buginese 233 Nepali 198 Batak 234 Tibetan 199 Tok Pisin 235 Uigur 200 Aranda 236 Mongolian 202 Tagalog 238 Chinese 204 Visayan 240

In Hastinapura there was a washerman named Vilasa. His donkey was near death, having become weak from carrying excessive burdens. So the washerman covered him with a tiger-skin and turned him loose in a cornfield near a forest. The owners of the field, seeing him from a distance, fled away in haste, under the notion that he was a tiger. Then a certain corn guard, having covered his body with a gray blanket, and having made ready his bow and arrows, crouched down in a secluded spot. Then the donkey, having grown plump from eating, spied him at a distance, and supposing him to be a she-donkey, trotted up to him braying. The corn guard, discovering him to be only a donkey, killed him with ease.