An Ant and the Pigeon
. Shanti Publications . Delhi
Shanti 8 .
PZ8.2.I533 Anta 2013 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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One of twenty in the series, found near the counter as we were settling up a large order of books. An unusual feature of this telling of the traditional fable is that, after the pigeon throws a leaf to the ant, she first tells him to climb onto the leaf and she then picks up the leaf and deposits it, with the ant, on shore. My understanding of most versions is that the ant uses the leaf -- or twig -- as a kind of boat to maneuver to the shore on his own. In the most dramatic image here, as the ant bites the hunter we can see the path of his rifle shot passing above the pigeon. Slick computer-generated art on sixteen pages of a pamphlet.