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ഈ താളിൽ തെറ്റുതിരുത്തൽ വായന ഉണ്ടായിട്ടില്ല


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themselves from the constant fear in which they were kept of his approach, the beasts made a proposal of supplying him with one animal evey day, if he would promise not to attack them any more. This agreement was entered into, and punctually performed for some time on both sides. At last it fell to the lot of a Jackall to be sent to the lion, who by no means relishing the idea of being made a meal of, walked slowly along, meditating on some contrivance to kill the lion and save his own life. The lion finding the animal did not arrive at the prescribed hour, became greatly enraged, and insisted on knowing the cause of the delay; upon which the Jackall thus addressed him, "O Sir, a brother Jackall was despatched by the beasts under my charge as a meal for you, but on the road hither I ecncountered another lion, who took away your food, and told me I might come and tell you of it." The lion upon hearing this, ordered him instantly to conduct him to the place where his enemy was. The artful Jackall took him to the side of a well, and telling him that the other lion was in it, begged him to take him up in his arms, that he might also have a look at him. When the lion saw in the water the reflection of himself, with the Jackall in his arms, he immediately concluded that it was his enemy devouring his food, and having dropped the Jackall, he made a furious leap into the well and instantly perished. Thus, we should destroy our powerful enemies by stratagem. സിംഹം a lion, s.n. മൃഗം a best, an animal, s.n. ഭക്ഷിക്കുന്നു to eat, v.a. നിരന്തരമായി always, constantly, adv. ഒഴിവ cessation, deliverance, s.n. ഒഴിവ ഉണ്ടാക്കുന്നു to deliver from, to get rid of. ഒരിക്കലും once, at any time, adv. വാഗ്ദത്തം a promise, s.n. ദിവസെന every day, daily, adv. വീതം at the rate of, adv. ഉടമ്പടി a bargain, contract. ഇരുകക്ഷിക്കാര both parties, compd. of ഇരു two and കക്ഷിക്കാര parties. ഒടുക്കം at last, adv. നരി a jackall. s.n. മുറ duty, turn, s.n. ഭവിക്കുന്നു to become, v.n. സമ്മതം consent, s.n. സൂത്രം an artifice, s.n. പതുക്കെ slowly, adv. നെരം time. നെരത്തിന്ന at the time, at the appointed time. കാരണം a cause, reason, s.n. കുറൂക്കൻ a jackall, s.n. ഏല്പിക്കുന്നു to deliver in charge to, v.a. അയക്കുന്നു to send, v.a. ഇങ്ങൊട്ട this way, in this direction, adv. നെരെ against, post pos. അടുക്കുന്നു approach, v.n. കൊണ്ടുപൊ