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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 Prince and the Cat
Note that the beloved here is a prince. The angle (sic) of love appears at the castle in response to the cat's crying. Here the transformation has as its explicit condition that the cat change her whole nature, and the ...
The cock and the Fox
The Chanticleer story is here in its basic outlines. This is my cock is the mouth-opening cry of the fox that lets the cock loose. People arrive in time to beat this fox. The moral may lack grammar but takes an interesting ...
The Big Crab and a Little Crab
Note that these two crabs are not (as is traditional for this fable) related to each other. The problem seems to be not whether the crab will walk forward but whether it will walk straight. Look to yourself before criticism ...
The Hares and the Frogs
Straightforward rendition. Moral: There is always someone worse off than yourself.
The Oak and the Reed
My favorite sentence in this story is The reed still leans along the strong wind.
A Child's Version of Aesop's Fables
(Ginn and Co., 1894)
This seems to be an exact reprinting of the 1891 version, of which I have a copy. It seems also identical with the 1904 version, of which I also have a copy. Was the series' name in those versions "Classics for Children" ...
Aesop's Fables: New Series: Books for the Bairns.-XXVI
(Review of Reviews Office, 1899)
This is a hard-cover version in better condition than the pamphlet version I have listed under the same title, publisher, author. That listing is under 1899?. Besides the hard covers, this copy has different advertisements ...
The Lion and the Mouse and other Aesop's Fables.
(Gale & Polden Ltd., 1925)
A nicely preserved children's book with two good full-color pictures (one very good of the LM) and lots of simple drawings, including the good endpapers. Some stories are told differently here: the frog is only told that ...
Aesop's Fables and Other Stories
(M.A. DonahueM.A. Donohue, 1925)
I am going crazy because I recognize both the drawings (Weir?) and the page tops of the fables on the first forty pages of this book. Then it moves off to various other children's literature. The illustrations are rather ...