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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 Mice and the Cat
The best illustration here is that of the old mouse as he offers his congratulations and prepares to ask his question.
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 Groaning Volcano
This version is perhaps this series' most extensive (and confused?) transformation of a traditional fable. The volcano groans. Some think it is an earthquake; women think that there is a giant inside the mountain wanting ...
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 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 Lazy Turtle
This story revives the etiological tale. Jupiter throws a wedding party, to which the turtle arrives very late. Challenged, he gives as explanation for his lateness that he did not want to leave his home. As a punishment, ...