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The Wolf in Sheep's skin
This version turns out to be fascinating. The illustrations present a skin that covers only the trunk of the wolf's body, like a blanket or poncho. Much of the story loses its point, I believe, if the fable is presented ...
The Rat and the Frog
The first surprise in this presentation is to find the rat having punched out the frog on the bank on the cover of the booklet. This version has the rat trying to force the frog to be his ferryman across the river. Then ...
The Lion and his Breath
This lion's breath is bad from eating animals. The lamb and wolf make the standard negative and positive answers. After the smell of wolf's blood brings him to the lion, the fox escapes by claiming that a cold has robbed ...
The Naughty boys and the Frog
We would usually expect the plural in this title. In this version, a young frog steps forward before the boys can throw anything. He announces that what they are about to do may be fun for them but is not fun for the ...
The Eagle, the Wildcat and the Sow
Different: this version has the young dying one by one in nest and hole and being thrown or put out, where the wildcat eats them one by one. This booklet represents one of the cases in which the configuration of the title ...
The Lion and the Boar
The two fight over first rights to a water-hole but yield to each other when they see vultures waiting to eat the victim. United we stand, devided we fall (sic). [x]
The Cat and the Fox
This cat is blue and yellow! The fox here is just offering to show the cat one or two of his tricks when a tiger approaches. The fox can not make up his mind which of his thousand tricks, he will use to escape. The fox ...
The Foxes and the Sheep Dogs
At least in this form, this fable is new to me. The foxes lure the sheep dogs into joining them. When they finally do, the foxes turn on them and devour them. Those who cannot be trusted deserve to be treated badly.
The Horse and the Stag
This text, entirely in the past tense, presents a wonderful turning-point. 'No need to thank me, horse', said the man, 'it is I who should thank you. I will keep you as my servant.'
The Monkey and the Dolphin
This monkey, in the illustrations but not necessarily in the text, sails his own sailboat. Accidentally, he falls overboard and he is left for behind (sic) by his ship. In his chattering after he is picked up by the ...