Knickers and Bobs: An Unusual Collection of Fables, Modern Stories and Old Time Tales for Young People
. McLoughllin Brothers . Springfield, MA
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The collection already has one copy of this large book, 8½" x 10½" x 1½". I include this copy because it is interiorly cleaner. For example, it does not have page numbers written into the T of C and every page. As I wrote there, of the forty-one stories, only two are, despite the title, fables. "The Tailor and the Bear" on 221 has a clever tailor using fable-like means to overcome the bear and so to marry the princess. "Johnnie Jones" (250) is an updating of BW, in which Johnnie's mother eventually reads him the story of BW and explains to him that he has been such a cry-baby that people naturally did not think that he was hurt this time either. Most of the stories here are fairy tales heavy on magic. There is a fine colored picture of a dressed frog and a dressed mouse facing 60, but I can find no story that bears any relation to this picture!