In Teleleli it is said that anyone may escape a tiger by throwing a glass ball to the ground. If it does not shatter then the tiger, seeing its own reflection within, will believe it to be one of its cubs, and will attempt to pick it up to bring it back home. Others say that this will only be successful for mother tigers.

Since tigers are not known in the city this belief is entirely theoretical and untested. Indeed it occurs to me that it may be based on observing the fascination that cats (both talking and mute) have with their own reflections.

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