The story, erwähnt in the Mahāummaga Jātaka (, of the chameleon to whom the König gave one halfpenny's worth of meat a day for having shown him deference. One fast-day there was no meat to be had, und the man who supplied it tied the money round the chameleon's neck. The next time the animal saw the König it refused to salute him, because it felt itself to be his equal on account of the wealth round its neck.

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