Bengal Fairy Tales

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

Bengal Fairy Tales cover.jpg

 

BENGAL FAIRY TALES

 

 
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
CHOTA NAGPORE
THE STORY OF AN INDIAN UPLAND
THE ROMANCE OF AN EASTERN CAPITAL
THROUGH PERSIA
'SYLHET' THACKERAY
TWELVE MEN OF BENGAL
 

The Man Who Was Enriched by Accident.jpg

THE MAN WHO WAS ENRICHED BY ACCIDENT

BENGAL FAIRY TALES
BY F. B. BRADLEY-BIRT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
ABANINDRANATH TAGORE

 

LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD
NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY. MCMXX

 

WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, LONDON AND BECCLES, ENGLAND

CONTENTS

PART I

STORIES TOLD BY BHABAGHURAY, THE TRAVELLER

chapter   page
I. The Four Riddles  1
II. Padmalochan, the Weaver  6
III. Budhibanta, the Boy Weaver 11
IV. Khoodeh, the Youngest Born 17
V. Luckhinarain, the Idiot 23
VI. The Four Swindlers 28
VII. Katmanush, or the Human Being who was made of Wood 40
VIII. The Wily Brahmin 45
IX. Hati Sing, or the Vanquisher of an Elephant 49
X. The Country of Swindlers 53
XI. The Man who was enriched by Accident 59
XII. Strange Friends in Time of Need 62
XIII. Lakshmi's Gift 64
XIV. The Redeeming Power of the Ganges 70

PART II

I. Madhumala, the Wreath of Sweetness 77
II. Pushpamala, the Wreath of Flowers 86
III. Malanchamala, the Wreath in a Flower Garden 99
IV. Kanchanmala, the Golden Wreath 116
V. Shankha, the Garland of Shells 126

PART III

I. Princess Kalabutti 139
II. The Seven Brothers who were turned into Champa Trees 150
III. Sheet and Basanta 153
IV. Kirunmala, or the Wreath of Light 162
V. Blue Lotus and Red Lotus 168
VI. Dalimkumar 174
VII. A Stick of Gold and a Stick of Silver 179
VIII. Jackal, the Schoolmaster 186
IX. Humility rewarded and Pride punished 191
X. A Brahmin and his Wife 196
XI. A Man who was only a Finger and a Half in Stature 200
XII. The Petrified Mansion 205
XIII. A True Friend 207

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

1. The Man who was enriched by Accident Frontispiece
2. Padmalochan, the Weaver To face page 6
3. Khoodeh, the Youngest Born " " 18
4. Kala Paree and Nidra Paree " " 80
5. The Burra Rani and the Sanyasi " " 140
6. The Man who was only a Finger and a Half in Stature " " 200


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1963, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.