The Talkative Beasts
. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. . NY
xOvr. xPZ8.1.R252Tal 1969 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an extra copy of this book, with dust jacket, in great condition. This collection of various sorts of tales includes perhaps four fables in its first section. They include "The Bragging Beasts" (13; in this "all talk" fable, the unhunted frog tells all the other animals "It is what you boast of that is your undoing"), "The Cock and His Loving Wives" (15; there are many ways to love a rooster), "The Mouse Surrounded" (25; the mouse is wise never to trust the cat), and "Get Ready, Get Set, Go" (28; the elephant sees two ants in front of him no matter how fast he runs in this race). Then there are five Jataka tales (52-69): "The Golden Deer," "The Monkey King's Bridge," "How to Catch a Fish," "The Carpenter's Boar," and "A Handful of Peas." The last three of these seem the strongest to me.