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CC Antya 18.48


baḍa matsya bali’ āmi uṭhāiluṅ yatane
mṛtaka dekhite mora bhaya haila mane


baḍa — great; matsya — fish; bali’ — thinking to be; āmi — I; uṭhāiluṅ — lifted; yatane — with care; mṛtaka — the dead body; dekhite — seeing; mora — my; bhaya — fear; haila — there was; mane — in the mind.


“I lifted it with great care, thinking it a big fish, but as soon as I saw that it was a corpse, great fear arose in my mind.