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The Merchant's Gold
This fable is usually told with its chief character referred to as a miser. This version is straightforward, with some differences from the tradition in its ending. 'Why are you making so much noise?,' says a neighbour. ...
The Cat and the Hen
This is a lovely fable which I had never seen before. It is structured along the lines of The Donkey and the Lapdog. The mistress prefers the hen to the cat because the hen produces eggs. The cat decides to copy the ...
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 ...
The Frogs Desire a Guardian
One of the best illustrated of the booklets, I believe. There is no motivation here expressed behind the desire for a guardian. The frogs' response to the log is boredom. God finally appears close to the end, as a figure ...
The farmer and the Cobra
Does a cobra half-dead with cold make sense in pictures set in a very warm climate, where the old farmer wears sandals and a coolie-hat? This version adds a neighbor, whose timely warnings go unheeded. The farmer cries ...
The Eagle and the Fox
The beginning setting is that of peace among the animals of this forest, and the eagle and the fox have long lived together as good neighbors. This fox grabs not an ember but a torch and even gathers leaves and sticks as ...
The Widow and the Hen
After the first round of increased food in this version, the hen still lays an egg every day. Only later does she get so fat that she gives up laying entirely. Figures are not always facts. [x]
The Fox and the Kid
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
Good faces. This fox is asked to accompany the kid's dancing with his famouse (sic) singing voice, and in response he howls at the top of his voice. [xx]
The Dog and the Cock
This fox comes to the tree hurrily. Does it make sense for the cock to say I will come down if you will first ask the porter below to open the door? The dog puts an end to the fox. Meet cunning with cunning.
Androcles and the Lion
(Holiday House, 1989)
A well-told big-book version that helps the story by having the cruel master shackle Androcles and by making Androcles a friend of animals before he meets the lion. The best illustration has the lion holding his paw over ...