Willson's First Reader
. Harper & Brothers] . NY ,
PE1117.W72 1854 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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One fable occurs in this well used little reader: Lesson XXXI on 67 is the fable of the frogs and the boys. The reader introduces the fable in this quaint fashion: What is a fa-ble? A fa-ble is a sto-ry which is not true. Yet ma-ny fables teach truths. Page 83 allows for some wonderful sleuthing on the book's dates: one of its coins--among which are a mill and a half-dime--is dated 1854.