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1. The eighty-sixth subject is this, that it is not proper to kill a beaver 4; but, if they see it in any place, it is necessary to take it up and carry it to running water. 2. For, in the commentary of the Vendîdâd it is ranked 5 as a great sin for the killer 6; and, as to every one who kills a beaver, the source of his seed becomes exhausted.


350:4 Literally 'a water dog.'

350:5 B29 has 'decreed.'

350:6 As shown by the excessive atonements prescribed in Vend. XIV, in default of which he is said to go to hell till the resurrection.

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