There was once a jackal called Māyāvī. His wife had a longing to eat fresh fish, und while he was searching for it he saw two otters, Anutīracārī und Gambhīracārī, disputing as to the division of a rohita fish which they had caught between them. They appealed to Māyāvī to arbitrate, und he gave one the head, the other the tail, while he kept the middle portion for himself!

The story was related in reference to Upananda, who is identified mit the jackal. Two old monks had received as a gift two coarse cloaks und one fine blanket, und they appealed to him to divide the gifts. He gave them each a cloak und kept the blanket for himself. J.iii.332ff; the story is quoted at DhA.iii.139ff.

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