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Kasim, son of Adi, was wont to relate that a man of the Banu Tamim spake as follows: "I went out one day in search of an estray and, coming to the waters of the Banu Tayy, saw two companies of people near one another, and behold, those of one company were disputing among themselves even as the other.

So ends the ninth section of the Pauloma Parva of the Adi Parva of the blessed Mahabharata. Sauti said, 'And Ruru, on hearing those words, replied, 'My wife, dear to me as life, was bit by a snake; upon which, I took, O snake, a dreadful vow, viz., that I would kill every snake that I might come across. Therefore shall I smite thee and thou shalt be deprived of life.

'Adi ben Zeid, answered Mariyeh Quoth the princess, 'I fear lest he know me, if I draw near, to look on him closelier. 'How should he know thee, said Mariyeh, 'when he has never seen thee? So she drew near him and found him jesting with his companions; and indeed he surpassed them all, not only in his beauty, but in the excellence of his speech and the eloquence of his tongue and the richness of his apparel.

But Ruru, mortified beyond measure, retired from the scene." So ends the eighth section of the Pauloma Parva of the Adi Parva of the blessed Mahabharata. "Sauti said, 'While those illustrious Brahmanas were sitting around the dead body of Pramadvara, Ruru, sorely afflicted, retired into a deep wood and wept aloud. And overwhelmed with grief he indulged in much piteous lamentation.

And Agni too rejoiced in that he was free from the prospect of sin. "Thus, O possessor of the six attributes, had Agni been cursed in the days of yore by Bhrigu. And such is the ancient history connected with the destruction of the Rakshasa, Pauloma and the birth of Chyavana." Thus endeth the seventh section of the Pauloma Parva of the Adi Parva of the blessed Mahabharata.

It is for that reason that learned Brahmanas bent upon performing sacrifices, study the Vedas with every care." And so ends the twenty-fifth section in the Astika Parva of the Adi Parva. "Sauti said, 'And then Indra, the king of gods, having the best of horses for his bearer, thus adored by Kadru, covered the entire firmament with masses of blue clouds.

The young man consented, and the King went to him; and when the wine had taken effect on En Numan, Adi rose and sought of him his daughter in marriage. He consented and married them and brought her to him after three days; and they abode at En Numan's court, in all delight and solace of life, three years, at the end of which time the King was wroth with Adi and slew him.

So ends the thirty-second section in the Astika Parva of the Adi Parva. And he saw, placed near the Soma, a wheel of steel keen-edged, and sharp as the razor, revolving incessantly. And that fierce instrument, of the splendour of the blazing sun and of terrible form, had been devised by the gods for cutting in pieces all robbers of the Soma.

It is for that reason that learned Brahmanas bent upon performing sacrifices, study the Vedas with every care." And so ends the twenty-fifth section in the Astika Parva of the Adi Parva. "Sauti said, 'And then Indra, the king of gods, having the best of horses for his bearer, thus adored by Kadru, covered the entire firmament with masses of blue clouds.

"Sauti continued, 'The snake, Sesha, the lord Ananta, of great prowess, lives underneath the Earth, alone supporting the world at the command of Brahman. And the illustrious Grandsire, the best of the immortals, then gave unto Ananta the bird of fair feathers, viz., the son of Vinata, for Ananta's help." So ends the thirty-sixth section in the Astika Parva of the Adi Parva.