Young Folks' Readings for Social and Public Entertainment.
Monroe, Lewis B
. Boston: Lee and Shepard/NY: Charles T. Dillingham . Boston/NY ,
PN4271.M7 1879 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book was put together after three volumes of Public and Parlor Readings met with success. The readings here are particularly for those ten to sixteen years old. T of C at the beginning. Along with such delights as Griper Greg and Der Baby, we meet four fables. The Eagle and the Spider by Krilof (61) is first. J.T. Trowbridge offers a good verse rendition of The Fox in the Well (with a wolf, 143). MSA is offered, in a verse version slightly different from the usual, as A Grecian Fable (191): the father, not a miller, purchases the ass and finally breaks the silence--without losing anything--at the end of the fable to announce the moral. The Brahmin and the Tiger (211) is offered as a Hindoo story; in it the fox saves the Brahmin by using the standard ploy of asking the tiger and the Brahmin to repeat the action.