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Bidpay Elephant and Hare

1991? "The Elephant and the Hare." Bidpay. 13th century. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Printed in Germany. Munich: Aries Verlag. Sent by Deborah Ruck, May, '93.

The scene very closely approximates "Fairuz with the King of the Elephants" on 42 of Esin Atil's Kalila wa Dimna (1981). No doubt the hare is fooling the elephant into believing that the moon in the water is speaking and asking the elephant tribe to leave her sacred waters alone. They had been killing the hares without even knowing it by walking on them.