Part 4: On perseverance, industry, resilience, self-confidence, self-reliance, resourcefulness, daring, fortitude, and invulnerability
Ddg k e w md.
Ddg is not a garment for the young.
(Certain feats are beyond certain people.)
Compare Ddg kj w bnd.
Ddn l dn rn w; b olw n k, l p.
One should give everything a try; if one's owner dies one goes to claim his wife.
(One should attempt even the impossible.)
Ddn lyl dn k.
A perpetually shining appearance is what chracterizes the pigeon even until death.
(An observation that a person's reputation cannot be tarnished, or a wish that it never be tarnished.)
D-d leku jaw.
It is bit by bit that rats eat leather.
(With slow and steady application, even a difficult task will be done.)
See the following two entries.
D-d ly mu sn.
It is bit by bit that a bird eats an orange.
(Easy does it.)
See the preceding and the following entries.
D-d n tn.
Gradual efforts complete a task.
(The biggest task is accomplished with gradual and steady attention.)
See the previous two entries.
Dndn frn gbogbo pamra.
The talking drum endures all matters without complaint.
(It is best to be stoically resilient.)
15. A reference to the cords, bells and bands tied around the drum, as well as to the beating it takes from the stick used in playing it.
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