The Magic Pot
. Shanti Publications . Delhi
Shanti 13 .
PZ8.2.I533 Mag 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. This story is new to me. I doubt that it comes in any sense from Aesop. A farmer comes upon a silver pot that turns out to be magical: it doubles anything you put into it. The farmer and his wife quickly become rich. One day, the wife slips and falls into the pot. Sure enough, the farmer pulls two wives out of the pot--and needs to live with them both. It's very hard to satisfy greed. Slick computer-generated art on sixteen pages of a pamphlet. The cover shows him pulling the second wife out of the pot while the identically dressed first wife looks on.