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J.142 Sigaala Jaataka Once, during a festival in Benares, some rogues were drinking and eating until late at night -- and when the meat was finished, one of them offered to go to the cemetary to kill a jackal for food. Taking a club he lay down as though dead. The bodhisatva, then the king of the jackals, came there with his pack, but in order to make sure it was a corpse, he pulled at the club. The man tightened his grip, and bodhisatva mocked his silliness. The man then threw the club at the jackals, but they escaped. The story was told in reference to Devadatta, who is identified with the rogue. 56/565 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.489ff. wits, observation, prudence

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