Night-Time Stories from The Panchatantra
. Arora Book Company . New Delhi
PK3741.P3N54 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Similar to Arora's 101 Moral Stories of Grandpa, this hardbound book with dust-jacket has 100 pages. The T of C on 6 lists fifteen numbered stories. This book is remarkable for offering a large picture on almost every page. New to me is The Sparrows & the Tusker (51). An elephant breaks off a limb and unwittingly destroys a nest. The sparrows get help from a woodpecker, a fly, and a frog, Together they lull the elephant, blind him by pecking out his eyes, and mislead him into a deep pit he mistakes for a water-hole. It is nice to meet old friends from the Panchatantra and Kalila and Dimna tradition, and I enjoy Ram-Lakshman's art. One of the best images here is that of the lion springing into the well as the hare runs away (99). The dust-jacket is glued to the covers.