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J.113 Sigaala Jaataka The people of Benares once held a sacrifice to the yakkhas, placing meat and liquor in their courtyards. A jackal who entered the city through a sewer, regaled himself with food and drink and then went to sleep in some bushes in the city. He did not wake until morning, and then, looking for a way to escape, met a brahmin. Promising to show him a spot where 200 pieces of gold lay buried, he persuaded the brahmin to smuggle him out of the city in his waist-cloth. Arrived at the cemetary, he asked the brahmin to spread his robe and dig under a tree. While the brahmin dug, the jackal fouled the robe and ran away. The bodhisatva, then a tree-sprite, advised the brahmin to wash his robe and cease being a fool. The story was told in reference to Devadatta, who is identified with the jackal. 56/427 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.424ff. gullable

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