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The Voyage of the Hui Corra (Author: Unknown)

section 46

Thereafter the jester died on board and they were sad and sorry thereat. As they were there they saw the little bird on the gunwale of the boat, and then the bird said: ‘For God's sake, O men, tell me the cause of your sadness.’

‘We had a little jester delighting us, and he died a short time ago in the boat, and that is the cause of our sadness.’

‘I am your jester’, says the bird ‘and be not mournful any more, for I shall now go to heaven.’

Thereafter he bids them farewell.