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The Farmer and the Stork
This is an unusually straightforward and uncompromising version of the story, tempered only by the stork's natural attempt to tear the farmer's net with her beak. Human characters in these stories' illustrations tend to ...
The Turtle and the Eagle
The fleshy parts of this turtle are pink. The best illustration is that of the exasperated eagle who has turned down the request to teach the turtle to fly but finally agrees. The turtle's crack-up on a rock is graphically ...
The Ass, the Cock and the Lion
The story's illustrations here are marked by a very colorful cock and a grisly end for the ass. The text uses stile where we might say fencepost, and substitutes nearly for nearby. The moral is (sic) False confident leads ...
The Travellers and the Bear
The non-tree-climber is left here in the visual illustration to deal with the bear face to face--four pages before the bear approaches him. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Amen to that!
The Frog and the Ox
There is here a very dramatic presentation of the ox's footstep, which crushed most of the frogs to death. I will need some work to get used to pink frogs! People may be ruined by attempting to change the work of the nature.
The Ant and the Bird
This ant is orange. The bird breaks off and tosses a branch into the stream. The ant thanks the bird and says (as in LM) that someday she may be able to help the bird. There is a lively illustration of the ant's bite. ...
The Ass, the Fox and the Lion
The art style does a nice job of presenting the ass in the background as the fox approaches the lion.
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 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 ...