"The King said, ^Hear me, 0 Goddess Bhavani, if you are pleased with me, 0 Queen of Siva, give a gift of a boon to this Brahman for whom so many days have passed.T Requesting this boon, the King said, T! have no other desire,'
"Then the goddess gave to the Brahman the boon that he desired. Having caused the boon to be given to the Brahman, the King went home.
"Who else in the world is so magnanimous a king that he would not desire such a boon for himselfe Having offered his own head as though it were a blade of grass, his joy was untouched by remorse/'
Thus ends the second tale written by Sri Bhavani Samkara Pathaka.
lo H< Poleman^ A Census of the Indt-c Manuscripts in the United States and Canada r American Oriental Series, Vol. 12, edited by W. Norman Brown, John Ko Shyrock, and EeAo Speiser (New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1938), p. 297c It is part of the collection of Indian manuscripts at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (number H 1970).
2. Franklin Edgerton, Vikrama 's Adventures or The Thirty-two Tales of the Throne. Harvard Oriental Series, Vol. 26, edited by Charles Rockwell Lanman (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926), 53-58$ Vol. 27, 48-53.
3c Ibido, Vol. 26, Introduction, xxix-4, Ibid., Introduction, p^ xlv and compare Sanskrit of Vol. 27, 52-53.
5o Compare lines 15-21, Edgerton, Vol» 27, 53 with the Braj story, from the second halt of the fourteenth oaupai through the first half of the sixteenth caupa^..
60 Edgerton, opo cit.. Vole 27, 53, line 3o 7o Bmj, second half of caupal 8 and first half of caupal 9.
80 A good discussion of prosody with particular application to Braj Bhasa may be found in Edwin Greaves, A Grammar of Modem Hindi (Benares; E.J. Lazarus and Co., 1896), pp. 214-224.
9. Hoi^ first doha; modi ^ tenth oaupal; sohava^ thirteenth caupal;
tohi^ fifteenth caupal; hoi^ sixteenth oaup'al; sotisi^ sixteenth caupai; hcZs seventeenth oaupaTo