Aesop's Fables, Vol. I
Pratt-Chadwick, Mara L
. Educational Publishing Company . Boston ,
PZ8.2.A254 Pr 1912 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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The revised edition of the 1892 edition of Volume I. It uses the same introduction but changes little `street Arab' to ordinary healthy boy and drops its last paragraph. The selection and the texts of the fables seem to be the same, though this edition changes their order, adds a few morals, and changes some punctuation. There is at the end a list of syllabified words from each of the thirty-three fables; this list replaces the Black-board Words at the beginning of each fable in the 1892 edition. There is a new (and again unacknowledged) illustrator who offers one simple full-page illustration per fable somewhat after the manner of Carrick. The best of an undistinguished lot are The Kid and the Wolf (6) and The Arab and the Camel (100). The grapes here still rubbed their soft cheeks against one another and laughed softly at the silly old fox in the text (12), though no longer in the illustration. The cheese smiles on the way down to the fox's mouth (26). The Rat and the Elephant adds one misleading quotation mark on 115. The Fly and the Horse is a redoing of GB.