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Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book
Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book

Specification:

  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
  • By : Anant Pai
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages :  96 pages
  • Weight : 230 gm.
  • Size : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
  • ISBN-10 :  8184820658
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8184820652

Description:

Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, was born upon earth as his companion during his many incarnations.

Krishna is, at times, the simple cowherd indulging the milkmaids in playful lbanter. At other times, he is the supreme intellectual – engaged in the exposition of the Gita philosophy. Krishna’s beguiling childish pranks and his dignified wisdom have, in turn, infjuenced the Hindu consciousness for centuries.

This Amar Chitra Katha valume brings to you three adventures of invincible Lord Krishna. The first title in this volume narrates the story of Narakasura whose deeds were so dark that his name has always been identified as a symbol of darkness. Many who celebrate the festival of lights, deepavali, believe they are actually rejoicing the death of Naraka and the consequent emancipation of all good spirits.

The second story deals with Jarasndha, who was the emperor of northern India at a time when the Pandavas ruled Indraprastha. Most of the kings of North India had acknowledged Jarasandha’s suzerainty out of fear. To establish the supremacy of the Pandavas, it was necessary to subdue him. Although Jarasandha was considered unconquerable, he had a vital flaw only known to Krishna. How the lord brought about the fall of the mighty and evil emperor is narrated in this tale. The third tale is about Paundraka Vaasudeva, who shared his name with Krishna Vaasudeva. His sycophants made him believe that he was as strong and powerful as Krishna and, in fact, that he was perhaps the real Vishnu incarnate. How he fell into disgrace and met with disaster is fold in this story. All the three stories in this volume are based on the Bhagawat Purana.

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Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha
Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha

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  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
  • By : Kamlesh Pandey
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages :  32 pages
  • Weight : 90 gm.
  • Size : 24.2 x 17.6 x 0.4 cm
  • ISBN-10 :  8184821859
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8184821857

Description:

Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and Chhatrasal are the bright lights that dazzle like the sun. but there are smaller stars as well, like Alha-Udal and Bappa Rawal, to whom history accords a brief tribute. Amar Singh Rathor belongs to this galaxy of stars.

Amar Singh Rathor, a brave Rajput warrior, was the Commander of Shah Jahan’s army, and was held in great esteem by the Mughal Emperor himself. He was brave with a great sense of self-worth. As long as Shah Jahan honoured him, he fulfilled his duties zealously. But when the king. Tricked by his jealous and scheming courtiers, hurt Amar Singh Rathor’s pride and self-respect, he fought the emperor with his small but courageous army and died a martyr’s death.

The story in this Amar Chitra Katha is about Amar Singh Rathor’s brave death, and the ensuing battle by two valiant young lads to bring back his body form Shah Jahan. It is based on the bood Amar Singh Rathor by the late Shri Gheesaram.

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Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha
Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha

Specification:

  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
  • By : Shail Tiwari
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages :  32 pages
  • Weight : 90 gm.
  • Size : 24.2 x 17.6 x 0.4 cm
  • ISBN-10 :  8189999168
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8189999162

Description:

Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When Ramprasad Bismil, the leader of the Uttar Pradesh Revolutionaries, was caught and hanged by the British for his role in the Kakori conspiracy, Azad assumed the leadership.

Azad eluded the British for ten years. Together with his band of dedicated young men he fought to liberate India form the foreign rules. The activities of Azad and his associates contributed in no small measure to the awakening of the Indian masses – a task which the national leaders of the day were trying to achieve through peaceful means.

Azad had a strong physique, plenty of common sense and patriotic zeal. The British described him as a terrorist. But he considered himself a freedom fighter. Though the national leaders of the time did not approve of his cult of violence, they had great affection and regard for Azad.

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Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha
Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha

Specification:

  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
  • By : Shail Tiwari
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages :  32 pages
  • Weight : 90 gm.
  • Size : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
  • ISBN-10 :  818999915X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8189999155

Description:

Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and established an empire that successfully resisted the Macedonian invasion. His empire extended form Mysore (present-day Karnataka) in the south to the dorders of Persia (present-day Iran) in the northwest.

Many Legends describe the early career of Chandragupta, making it difficult to distinguish fact form fantasy in the stories about his later years. But what remains true is that he was the first true emperor of India, as no king before him had ever built such a vast kingdom.

Vishakhadatta’s famous play on Chandragupta, Mudra Rakshasa, was written in the 9th century AD. Two Sanskrit works followed this, nearly 700 years later – Mudra Rakshasa Katha by Mahadeva Tirtha of Tanjore and Mudra Rakshasa Katha Sara by Ravikartana of Kerala, both of which serve as introductions to earlier play.
Kempu Narayana, a scholar at the court of Krishnaraja Wedeyar III of Mysore, made a study of these works on chandragupta, and 1823, wrote mudra Manjusha in Kannada. This Amar Chitra Katha is based on Kempu Narayana’s pioneering work. Though Chandragupta was born in the north, he spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in

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Nachiketa and Other Stories
Nachiketa and Other Stories

Specification:

  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
  • By : Subba Rao 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2007
  • Pages : 32 pages
  • Weight : 90 gm.
  • Size : 24.1 x 17.7 x 0.6 cm
  • ISBN-10 : 8175082771
  • ISBN-13 : 8175082771
Description:

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or "the end of the Veda". This is because they from the last branch of Vedic literature where one finds in them the final aim of the Vedas- that of self-realisation.


The first story is that of young Nachiketa, who struggles to comprehend the truth of life and death. He approaches Yama, the God of Death, and is tested by the Lord before found worthy of divine instruction. The second story is about Satyakama's search for the ultimate reality or "Brahman". Here, nature is the best teacher as Satyakama experiences Brahman directly rather than through verbal instruction by his guru, Gautama. In the third story, Prajapati - the father, the guru and the guide - utters a single syllable "DA" as instruction to the dissatisfied gods, humans and demons who are seeking contentment and peace. "DA" was understood and interpreted differently by the pupils in light of their own experiences.


These three stories are, in essence, about the guru and the pupil, where one who embarks on the path of true knowledge surely achieves it.

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పంచతంత్రం (Panchatantram) (6 Ella Nunchi 66 Ella Balabalikalaku Matrame) (Telugu)
పంచతంత్రం (Panchatantram) (6 Ella Nunchi 66 Ella Balabalikalaku Matrame) (Telugu)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : J P Publications
  • By : Tadanki Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : Telugu
  • Edition : 2013
  • Pages : 136
  • Weight : 650 g.
  • Size : 11.2 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 819205425X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8192054254
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Krishna The Cowherd Prince
Krishna The Cowherd Prince
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  • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
  • by : Soumya S Ayer
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2006
  • Pages : 44
  • Weight : 210
  • Size : 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • ISBN-13: 978-8184620443
  • ASIN: 8184620446
Description:

Krishna is one of India’s most adored gods, at once mischievous and reflective. Krishna: The Cowherd Prince captures the playfulness of this deity, by narrating stories from his life – be it his encounter with the demon Pootana, or his clash with Mother Yashoda after stealing butter. Written in simple rhymes, and juxtaposed with vibrant traditional paintings, the book will acquaint the child with the Blue God.

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    Buddha - Paperback Comic Book
    Buddha - Paperback Comic Book
    Gautama Buddha was one of the most exceptional of free thinkers and religious leaders. Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha to King Suddhodana and Queen Myaadevi in the Himalayan Kingdom of Kapilavastu in 544 BC. Sage Asita visited the palace and predicted that the baby will live to be either the greatest of kings of the greatest of saints. Frightened by the prophecy, Suddhodana took great care to ensure that the young prince was surrounded only by beauty, luxury and happiness.

    Years later, restless in his gilded cocoon, Siddhartha set out to explore his kingdom and was greatly moved at the state of human suffering. One fine day, he renounced the world and began a life of severe asceticism to seek an answer to life and sorrow, to seek the ultimate truth.
    His search led him to enlightenment that liberated and illuminated him as he pondered under a Bodhi tree. He became the Buddha at the age of 35. He realized that the body need not suffer of starve to seek the truth. He adopted the “middle-path”, that moderation. He returned to preach what he had learnt and experienced, and did it with compassion for his fellow beings.
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    Draupadi - Paperback Comic Book
    Draupadi - Paperback Comic Book
    Draupadi sprang full-grown from the fire, but no other heroine in Hindu mythology was earthier than she.

    Her birth, sought by King Drupada, presaged a purpose. Her steely will, which often gleamed through her hapless married life, was shaped by the power and plenty she knew as the beloved daughter of the wealthy king of Panchala. Draupadi was the complete woman, complex yet feminine, and her fiery personality lent a glow to everything that she did.

    It was Arjuna who won her hand at her swayamvara, but she was to be the wife of all the five Pandava brothers. Her success as a devoted wife was notable enough to bring Satyabhama seeking her counsel on marital happiness.

    When dragged into the assembly of gaming men at Hastinapura, her query on jurisprudence left the grave elders speechless. As a dutiful wife, she followed her husbands into exile and kept house for them in the forest. An intelligent woman, she often plied Yudhishthira with questions on morality. When Subhadra came as Arjuna’s second wife, Draupadi was jealous, but she controlled her emotions under her regal bearing. Later, although she knew that Keechaka was dead, her wrath would not be quelled until she saw that his corpse was well on its way to be burnt.
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    Tales of Birbal - Paperback Comic Book
    Tales of Birbal - Paperback Comic Book
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    Tales of the Mother Goddess - Comic Book
    Tales of the Mother Goddess - Comic Book
    In the Hindu pantheon, Shiva represents the supreme consciousness as well as the male principle which acquires the power to create and destroy the elements only in conjunction with Shakti, the female principle. Thus Shiva’s consort is the manifestation of the supreme consciousness.

    This Amar Chitra Katha special issue narrates three powerful tales of the Mother Goddess.

    In the first story, Brahma and Vishnu are keen to see the ascetic Lord Shiva married. They appeal to Goddess Uma to Become Shiva’s consort and she is thus born to Brahma’s son Daksha. She is named Sati. With severe penances, young Sati wins the love of Shiva and they marry. Later, when Daksha insults Shiva, the ever-dutiful Sati immolates herself as she wishes to be reborn to a father she can respect.

    True to her word, Sati is reborn as Parvati in the second story of this volume. She is the daughter of the great Mountain King, Himavat, and the lovely nymph, Menaka. Parvati fervently woos Shiva with charm, penance and servitude, in turn. The help of Kama, the God of Love, is also engaged in the romantic tale. Eventually, Parvati is united with her beloved Shiva, never to be separated form him again.
    The third part of this volume narrates three tales of the mighty Goddess Durga. Shakti, the female principle, activated Shiva and therefore worshipped as Durga, the personification of universal energy. The worship of Durga can be traced to the mother worship of the ancient pre-Aryan cults. Durga is created form the powerful rays of lights that emanated form the faces of all the Gods. Her thousand arms carry the greatest of all the Gods’ weapons – Shiva’s trident, Vishnu’s discus and Indra’s thunderbolt, among other. In essence, Parvati, Durga, Ambika and Kali or Chamundi are all powerful manifestations of the supreme female Shakti.
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    More Tale from The Panchatantra - Comic Book
    More Tale from The Panchatantra - Comic Book
    It is believed that Pandit Vishnu Sharma, a great Hindu scholar, wrote the Panchatantra in about 200 BC. But in all probability the tales by themselves could be much older. Some of them date back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 BC to 500 BC).

    The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale about a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, Vishnu Sharma. The Brahmin takes them to his hermitage where he recites specially composed tales, divided into Panchatantras or five systems, on dealings with people.

    There are several versions of the Panchatantra. ‘The Dullard and other Stories’ as well as ‘Panchatantra – the Greedy Mother-in-Law’ in the special issue are derived from the version in Kannada by Durga Simha (12th Century Ad).
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    Dasha Avatar - Paperback Comic Book
    Dasha Avatar - Paperback Comic Book
    In Puranic lore, Vishnu is the preserver of the universe and the cosmic order. The Dasha Avatar is the Puranic story of the ten incarnations of Vishnu who descends to the terrestrial world to establish stability and order, time and again. The avatars occur in a sequence – the first was matsya or fish representing life in water, followed by kurma or turtle signifying life in water and on land, then varaha or boor alluding to terrestrial life and so on. The sequence of the avatars could be taken to symbolize various stages in the evolution of life culminating in the advent of the perfect being.
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    King Kusha - A Buddhist Tale
    King Kusha - A Buddhist Tale
    The Jatakas, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in the Pali canon. They are tales in which the life of the Bodhisattva in his previous births is narrated. The Bodhisattva is one, who by performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha (enlightened one).

    The Jataka tales are based on legends, ballads and folklore of ancient India. We cannot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it seems likely that they were compiled in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.

    The Jataka stories have been very popular in the Buddhist world. These stories have been translated into almost all the languages of Buddhist countries, such as Chinese, Tibetan, Sinhalese, Siamese, Burmese, Japanese, and also into many modern European languages. Thesestories have inspired painting and sculpture in ancient India and in other Buddist countries. Sanchi, Bharhut, Amaravati and Ajanta in India, Borobudur in Java, Pegan in Burma and Sukhodaya in Thailand bear testimony to the popularity of these tales.

    King Kusha is an adaptation of the Kusha Jataka. It is a romantic account of the ugly but wise and talented King Kusha of Kushavati and his love for the beautiful but vain Princess Brabhavati of Sagala.
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    Savitri - Amar Chitra Katha
    Savitri - Amar Chitra Katha
    The story of Savitri and Satyavan is from the great epic Mahabharata. It is one of the many told by Saga Markandeya to the Pandavas while they were in exile. Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandava prince, was depressed at witnessing the trials and tribulations of their wife Draupadi, whose devotion to her husbands remained constant despite her sufferings.

    Markandeya explained to Yudhishthira that regardless of what one may have to suffer, the chastity and devotion of women will ultimately bring triumph to their loved ones and themselves. Draupadi’s goodness therefore, would ultimately deliver the five Pandava princes from their misfortunes, just as the chaste Savitri’s staunch devotion to her husband, but also to her parents and her husband’s parents. It was her intense devotion that gave her the strength to influence even Yama, the very God of Death, to release Satyavan from his clutches.
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    Uloopi - Amar Chitra Katha Comic
    Uloopi - Amar Chitra Katha Comic
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    Malavika - A Sanskrit Classic
    Malavika - A Sanskrit Classic
    The story Malavika is based on poet-writer Kalidasa’s play Malavikagnimitra. Kalidasa is respected as one of the greatest poets and playwrights of all time. Scholars are not quite certain about the date in which kalidasa lived and wrote. From the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD, various dates various dates are proved and disproved to be the period in which Kalidasa lived. But when it comes to Kaladasa’s writings, there are no two opinions – they are unanimously considered exquisite.

    As Kaladasa’s first play, malavikagnimtra has more of the young enthusiastic writer’s sense of fun, play and intrigue than the spectacular imagery and poetic expressions displayed in his later works. Kaladasa was a court poet and the play receals his first grand experience of the intrigue and cunning, and the jealousy, love and valour that rage behind royal curtains.

    The poet’s more memorable works are abhijanna-Shakuntalam, Ritusamhara, Raghuvamsh, Kumarasambhava, Vikramorvashiya and famous Meghduta, which is matchless work of poetry. Kalidasa is respected all over the world as one of the greatest poets and playwrights. Some of his works have been translated into almost all the major languages of the world.
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    Gopal The Jester - Paperback Comic Book
    Gopal The Jester - Paperback Comic Book
    This Amar Chitra Katha contains seven short stories about Gopal Bhand, the clever barber, who could be described as the “Birbal of Bengal”. Gopal’s native shrewdness helped him turn every situation to his advantage to the Nawab of Murshidabad. Whenever the eccentric Nawab gave Krishna Chandra an impossible assignment, it was Gopal who came to the king’s rescue. Stories about him are extremely popular, particularly in Bengal and Bihar.

    The stories in this book are varied. In one, Gopal outwits the Nawab, much to the delight of his king, while in another he pilfers sweets form the local sweet shop. From time to time, Gopal traps a group of dacoits, solves the king’s dilemmas and even manages to change the flow of conversation in the entire town! Being the king’s favorite, however, did not turn his head. He mingled freely with the common people and often helped them too. That explains the popularity of this folk-hero to this day.
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    Guru Tegh Bahadur - Amar Chitra Katha
    Guru Tegh Bahadur - Amar Chitra Katha
    Tegh Bahadur become the Guru of the Sikhs at a time when the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb’s policy of religious intolerance and persecution had antagonized vast sections of his subjects. The Jat peasantry took up arms in the district of Mathura. The Satnamis rebelled in the Punjab but these rebellions were mercilessly crushed. In the Deccan however, Shivaji’s powers continued to be on the rise and in 1674, he proclaimed himself king. This made Aurangzeb even more ruthless in his religious persecution.

    When the Hindus of Kashmir were denied the freedom to follow their faith, they approached Guru Tegh Bahadur for help and guidance. More than four hundred years ago religious intolerance and persecution was common all over the world. It was at this period of time that the Guru carried the conviction that every individual must have the freedom to follow the faith of his or her choice. He wrote to the emperor, reminding him that the Holy Koran does not sanction forcible conversion. He expressed his willingness to hold discussions on the subject with the emperor and his advisers on matters of religion. He said, “If they succeed in converting me to their opinion, I will embrace your Islam and all the Hindus too might do the same. If on the contrary, they do not succeed I converting me to their opinion, then I request that henceforth all religious persecution should be stopped.”

    Great ingenuity was used in devising new kinds of torture for the Guru and his closest disciples. But Aurangzeb failed to crush their spirit. Thus the Guru laid down his life for a great principle, which today is cherished by people in most parts of the world. Even to this day, he is remembered as Hind-di-chadar (literally, the coverlet of India), protector of India’s honor.
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    Gandhari - Amar Chitra Katha
    Gandhari - Amar Chitra Katha
    Stories of many great women, their achievements andtheir sufferings, are recounted in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Sita, Kunti and Draupadi are among the better known. These women went through several painful ordeals, but they had just one hope to sustain them – they had noble children.

    The case of Gandhari, the mother of the Kauravas is different. She was a good woman who gave birth to wicked sons. There was treachery all around her. Her husband was weak and ambitious, her brother Shakuni, was an arch-villain and her hundred sons were filled with hatred and violence. She stood among them, for virtue and truth – like a solitary lotus in a marshy swamp.
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    Bikal The Terrible- The Tale of Frightened Tiger
    Bikal The Terrible- The Tale of Frightened Tiger
    Bikal is the original ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. The best way to ward off Bikal the Terrible is to avoid taking his name. The word bikal inspires such fear and awe that even a figer gets scared of Bikal and tamely allws himself to be fooled by two daredevils. This is a delightful folktale from Madhya Pradesh.
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    Birbal The Clever - Tale of Birbal
    Birbal The Clever - Tale of Birbal
    Birbal had proved himself to be the mast reliable minister at court, time and again. He dispensed justice, dealt diplomatically with other rulers, led military expeditions and composed poetry. In addition, he also rescued Akbar from the dangers of arrogance and unfettered power. Most importantly, he made the Great Mughal Laugh.
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    Crows and Owls - a Collection of Panchatantra Tales
    Crows and Owls - a Collection of Panchatantra Tales
    Pandit Vishnu Sharma found an ideal teaching tool – tales from a collection he called the Panchatantra. Gently guiding his pupils towards a life of honour and nobility, his fables provided joyful entertainment as well. They are read even today, 2000 years later, by peoples of diverse cultures in various languages. All that is foolish as well as unkind in the human character is starkly revealed, together with some useful advice: pick your friends wisely!
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    The Tiger and The Woodpecker
    The Tiger and The Woodpecker
    Telugu, a vibrant language even in medieval times, produced the distinguished poet manchana. His stories are all delightful lessons in wisdom. Some teach us the value of honour while others tell us that might is not always right. We see a tiny rat outwitting a venomous serpent and then an old turtle saving his friends from a greedy eagle. Read on to learn a trick or two.
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