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The Birds and the Rhinoceros
This story is new to me, though its pattern is typical for a whole set of fable stories. The rhinoceros knocks one nest after another out of trees by ramming them. One set of birds (the red birds here) counsels resistance. ...
The Treasure in the Field
The biggest surpises in this presentation come on its last page. This moral page is accompanied not by the usual owl but by one of the boys and some wheat-plants taken from the story. The moral seems to me less strong ...
The Fox and the Grapes
One of the few fables in this series narrated consistently in the past. This fox has just come from some bad times: he has just missed catching a rabbit and has been chased by a farmer from some chickens. This may be ...
The Farmer and His Magic Goose
The desire to buy a big house moves this farmer and his wife to look for many golden eggs at once. The story is well broken down into many one-line components. [x]
The Crow and the Pitcher
This thirsty crow has already visited fen and canal in the search for water. The crow wisely first tries to push the pitcher over, but it does not move. Sometimes we can find the answers by using our heads. [x]
The Magic Sword
Again, the story is new to me. A chameleon finds a magic sword. On the strength of his having it, the animals make him king. An elephant arrives and asks if the chameleon knows how to use it, When he is told no, he ...
The Fox And The Stork
This booklet has some of the sharpest color illustrations in the whole series. I wonder about the understanding of the fable when I read that the stork serves soup in jars and drinks her own from her jar.
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 Eagle and the Hawk
I am glad to see this fable show up here. The lonesome single female eagle gives in to the promises of the male hawk that, if they marry, he will support her well and bring her even a big dog. After they marry, she asks ...
The Lion, The Bear and the Fox
Sometimes this fable works on the basis that the two contenders for some spoil (here the lion and bear for a dead fawn wounded by a hunter who did not follow it) become so exhausted that a third can take it as they lie and ...