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The Tortoise and the Geese by  Maude Barrows Dutton
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The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai
by Maude Barrows Dutton
Thirty-four animal fables ably retold from the Panchatantra of India. Originally written in Sanskrit, tradition attributes the fables to Bidpai, an Indian sage, who, as legend has it, wrote them to instruct the king in moral wisdom. The king was delighted with the gentle wisdom and humor of the fables, which continue to be enjoyed by children to this day. Attractive black and white illustrations complement the text.  Ages 7-10
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This text was prepared by Lisa Ripperton, using as copytext, The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai, retold by Maude Barrows Dutton and illustrated by E. Boyd Smith, and published in Boston and New York by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908.

Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain in the United States. By U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after its first publication.

A number of illustrations are included in the text.

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