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The Simurgh carries Zal to her nest
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The baby is abandoned in the wilderness. A giant bird, the Simurgh, sees the baby and takes him to its nest on mount Alburz, to feed to its chicks. But the Simurgh takes pity on him. Fed on the daintiest meats, the baby grows up to be a fine youth. Caravans pass by and rumours of his existence begin to spread.

[if we insert a scene break after Mohl 104/Khaleghi 85 the Sackler picture of the caravan can have a scene of its own. Note that Mohl, following the inferior mss., has not karwanha but ruzgari in vs. 107]

 
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Mohl Bertels Khaleghi- Motlagh Mohl Warner
Volume 1 1 1 1
Page 146 166 169-171 241-243
Verse Start 83 68
Verse End 109 90