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Fables and Folk-Tales from an Eastern Forest


  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107432888

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  • Originally published in 1901, this book contains twenty six folk tales from the Malay peninsula. The text is illustrated with photographs and drawings of Malaysian settings and animals, and the stories are accompanied by explanatory notes at the end of the text to clarify points of local history, religion and language. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in comparative folklore or the fables of the Malay peninsula.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107432888
    • length: 126 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 216 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Father lime-stick and the flower-pecker
    2. The king of the tigers is sick
    3. The mouse-deer's shipwreck
    4. Who killed the otter's babies? (A 'clock' story)
    5. A vegetarian dispute
    6. The friendship of Tūpai the squirrel and Rūan the creeping fish
    7. The pelican's punishment
    8. The tiger gets his deserts
    9. The tiger's mistake
    10. The tune that makes the tiger drowsy
    11. The 'tigers' fold'
    12. The tiger and the shadow
    13. Wit wins the day
    14. The king-crow and the water-snail
    15. Father 'follow-my-nose' and the four priests
    16. The elephant-princess and the prince
    17. The elephant has a bet with the tiger
    18. Princess Sādong of the caves
    19. The saint that was shot out of his own cannon
    20. The saints who grave-stones moved
    21. Nakhōda Rágam who was pricked to death by his wife's needle
    22. The legend of Pătāni
    23. A Malayan deluge
    24. King Solomon and the birds
    25. The outwitting of the Gĕdembai
    26. The silver prince, and Princess lemon-grass

  • Editor and Translator

    Walter Skeat

    Illustrated by

    F. H. Townsend

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