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The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse
Straightforward in the Horatian version, adding only a mouse-hole to the story. The intruder here is a cat.
The Cunning Toad
This version sets the situation in unusual fashion. Apparently, this old toad is a long-time dweller in this forest. Challenged by a rabbit to explain how they are to know that he is a good doctor, he answers You just ...
The Dog and his Shadow
Another nice typo-blooper fragment: As he is walking pass a butcher's shop. This version specifies the motivation at a key moment: He wants to show that he is the master. It also demonstrates, both visually and in the ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
When the tortoise suggests a race, the hare leaps about excitedly, asks Can we start now? and starts down the road without waiting for an answer. With this sort of start, it is hard for me to understand how both a sign-post ...
The Troublesome Boar
This fable is new and strange to me. This boar makes a nuisance of himself, but no other animals will join the mouse in standing up against him. Then the boar happens to run into a loaded cross-bow and to discharge it ...
The Fox and the Goat
This well looks like a pond to me. The bright idea spread declares clearly that the fox conceives his plan to escape as soon as the goat asks about the quality of the water. The fox does not present a plan to the goat; ...
The Dogs and the Crocodile
Many dogs work together to defend a female dog's puppies from a crocodile who has already eaten one out of the litter. Though they suffer losses, the dogs emerge victorious. Other animals have earlier refused their help ...
The Fox and the Monkey
See the comment before Series 1 on the original (?) version of this story, apparently done out-of-series. The monkey in this presentation has great facial expressions! The simple are easily deceived--has this saying lost ...
The Monkey and the Turtle
Again, new to me. The monkey jumps off the turtle's back before the latter reaches the farther shore with all its fruit. The current carries the monkey away. Haste makes waste.
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 ...