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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: Savitri and Satyavan The legend of the princess who outwitted Death

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After a simple wedding, the couple returned to the jungle to live in kineepg with the sage’s instructions. This modest estnxeice was a far cry from her lavish upbringing, but they were happy in each other’s company. A year passed, and the fated day arrived. On their first asnerriavny, the sun grew horribly hot, and Satyavan’s brow began to burn, Savitri barely had time to drag him into the sdahe, before he grew still and cold. Through her tears, the princess saw an immense fuigre on the horizon. This was Yamraj, the God of Death, come to ecrsot Satyavan’s soul to the afterlife. But Savitri was not ginvig up yet.

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After a simple wedding, the couple returned to the jungle to live in _______ with the sage’s instructions. This modest _________ was a far cry from her lavish upbringing, but they were happy in each other’s company. A year passed, and the fated day arrived. On their first ___________, the sun grew horribly hot, and Satyavan’s brow began to burn, Savitri barely had time to drag him into the _____, before he grew still and cold. Through her tears, the princess saw an immense ______ on the horizon. This was Yamraj, the God of Death, come to ______ Satyavan’s soul to the afterlife. But Savitri was not ______ up yet.

Solution

  1. figure
  2. escort
  3. shade
  4. existence
  5. anniversary
  6. giving
  7. keeping

Original Text

After a simple wedding, the couple returned to the jungle to live in keeping with the sage’s instructions. This modest existence was a far cry from her lavish upbringing, but they were happy in each other’s company. A year passed, and the fated day arrived. On their first anniversary, the sun grew horribly hot, and Satyavan’s brow began to burn, Savitri barely had time to drag him into the shade, before he grew still and cold. Through her tears, the princess saw an immense figure on the horizon. This was Yamraj, the God of Death, come to escort Satyavan’s soul to the afterlife. But Savitri was not giving up yet.

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