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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 Sick Lion
Curiously, this version shows paw-prints as the fox speaks, from a distance, with the lion. The text says only that he looks closely at the ground in front of the lion's den without mentioning (or letting him mention) ...
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 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 Donkey and the Fox
The hare, which the fox has caught, is graphically presented as three equal hunks of meat. The spoil which the fox is then challenged to divide now includes both the hare and the dead donkey. This booklet represents one ...
The Old Hound
The story begins with lots of good portrayal of this dog's history of special accomplishments: he outfights the wolf and the fox, and he outruns the hare and the stag. Once, when the huntsman falls and is hurt, this dog ...