No. VI—p. 39.

THIS is a very different story from that of the Two Pigeons as found in the Syriac, Greek, Hebrew, and old Castilian versions, yet it may—Comparetti's opinion to the contrary notwith­standing—be the older form. The story of the Two Pigeons is omitted in all the Arabic texts of the Seven Vazīrs. It reappears, as follows, in the Anvār-i Suhaylī: