THE ENCHANTED WOOD.
to him as a bird from the woods saying :aa Oh old man Ah ! I told you to build a pagoda. You havnat built it a
a A-po gyee oh I
Kyaung sank ba so.
Sauk hpey goa
I have never heard this bird myself, but I am told ^ is found in Katha, and has been heard also at Takaw 111 the Salween valley. So apparently it likes a hot Ahinate. It is said to be shy.
In Burma, the Iora is one of the most popular little ^ds. It is called Shwe Pyee Zoe in Burmese. This again is one of the birds more often heard than seen. It cAvers up its nest with cobwebs. Long long ago, there Was a ruffian who was to be hanged for fraud. Being ^led up in the forest pending his execution, he began to bonder how he could escape. Presently a simple fellow ^Ine along, and the ruffian began to call out a Shwe Vee Zoe : Shwe Pyee Zoe,a which means a I will rule the GAlden Country.a
The simple fellow said, a Friend, why are you crying Sh^e Pyee Zoe 2 a
The ruffian replied a Oh ! I am to be hanged, scause I refused to rule this country. But now, sinoe e PeAple force me to it, I am obliged to accept the rone. Therefore I say * I will rule the Golden Country/ ^ I do not wish to do so at all. If you will take my ^ e you are welcome to it.a
So the fool took his place*
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