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Herman Hesse

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SIDDHARTHA 

An Indian Tale 

by Hermann Hesse 

FIRST PART 

To Romain Rolland, my dear friend 

THE SON OF THE BRAHMAN 

In the shade of the house, in the sunshine at the riverbank near the
boats, in the shade of the ?SALWALD?, in the shade of the fig tree is
where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young
falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman.  The sun
tanned his light shoulders during bathing, the sacred ablutions, the
sacred offerings at the banks of the river.  In the mango grove, shade
poured into his black eyes, when the boys played, when his mother sang,

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