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p. 318


1. The fifty-seventh subject is this, that it is not proper to kill a hedgehog; and, everywhere that they see it, it is necessary to take it up and carry it into the wilderness (sa‘hrâ), so that it may go into a hole, which is ever considered a great good work. 2. Because, when a hedgehog is in their nest 1, some ants will die; it will also catch and eat thousands of snakes and 2 other harmful creatures, and it eats all noxious creatures. 3. Therefore, owing to the whole of this, these words are expedient.


318:1 Lp, B29 have 'goes into an ant's nest.'

318:2 B29 omits these four words.

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