Most Viewed

Noble Perseverance
Cunning As A Fox
Foraging
The Bear Cubs
The Dinner Bell
The Cat And Crows
The Pig Pointer
A Charitable Canary
Remorse
The Newfoundland Dog


Least Viewed

The Bear And Child
Immovable Fidelity
Travellers
A Singular Interposition
Mice As Navigators
The Shepherd's Dog
Are Beasts Mere Machines?
The Broken Heart
The Rights Of Hospitality
Porus Saved By His Elephant


Random Animal Anecdotes

Wrens Learning To Sing
Humane Society
Making Sure
An Usurper Punished
Remorse
A Good Finder
A False Alarm
A Grateful Return
Musical Seals
Drawing Water




Escape Of Jengis Khan

AnimalAnecdotes Home




The Mogul and Kalmuc Tartars attribute to the white owl the preservation
of Jengis Khan, the founder of their empire; and they pay it on that
account almost divine honours. The prince, with a small army, happened to
be surprised and put to flight by his enemies. Forced to seek concealment
in a coppice, an owl settled on the bush under which he was hid. At the
sight of this animal the prince's pursuers never thought of searching the
spot, conceiving it impossible that such a bird would perch where any
human being was concealed. Jengis escaped, and ever after his countrymen
held the white owl sacred, and every one wore a plume of its feathers on
his head. The Kalmucs continue the custom to this day, at all their great
festivals; and some tribes have an idol in the form of an owl, to which
they fasten the real legs of this bird.





Next: A Refugee Squirrel

Previous: Fox Chasing



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2300