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The Cunning Toad
This version sets the situation in unusual fashion. Apparently, this old toad is a long-time dweller in this forest. Challenged by a rabbit to explain how they are to know that he is a good doctor, he answers You just ...
The Dog and his Shadow
Another nice typo-blooper fragment: As he is walking pass a butcher's shop. This version specifies the motivation at a key moment: He wants to show that he is the master. It also demonstrates, both visually and in the ...
The Tailess Fox
This version presents itself differently. The other foxes note that he has no tail as soon as he returns to their company, and they ask him about it. He responds that he cut it off. Another fox comments that he has just ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
When the tortoise suggests a race, the hare leaps about excitedly, asks Can we start now? and starts down the road without waiting for an answer. With this sort of start, it is hard for me to understand how both a sign-post ...
The Troublesome Boar
This fable is new and strange to me. This boar makes a nuisance of himself, but no other animals will join the mouse in standing up against him. Then the boar happens to run into a loaded cross-bow and to discharge it ...
The Fox and the Goat
This well looks like a pond to me. The bright idea spread declares clearly that the fox conceives his plan to escape as soon as the goat asks about the quality of the water. The fox does not present a plan to the goat; ...
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 Monkey and the Turtle
Again, new to me. The monkey jumps off the turtle's back before the latter reaches the farther shore with all its fruit. The current carries the monkey away. Haste makes waste.
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 three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three ...