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J.315 Ma.msa Jaataka The four sons of four rich merchants of Benares were once sitting at the crossroads, and, seeing a deer stalker hawking a venison cart, oneof them proposed to get some flesh from him. The first went up to the man and said ëHi! My Man! Give me some meat.í -- the hunter gave him some skin and bone. The second addressed the man as ëelder brotherí and was given a joint. The third cajoled him calling him ëfatherí and received a savoury piece of meat, while fourth (the Bodhisatva) addressed him as ëfriendí and was given the whole of the rest of the deer, and the meat was conveyed to his house in the manís cart. The story was related in reference to Sariputta. Some monks of Jetavana, having taken oil as a purgative, wished for some dainty food. They sent their attendants to beg in the cookís quarters, but these had to come back empty handed. Sariputta met them, and, having heard their story, returned with them to the same street. The people gave him a full measure of dainty fare, which was distributed amongst the sick monks. Sariputta is identified with the hunter of the story. 58/475 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.048ff. speech

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