The Children's Own Readers: Book Three
Cusack, Alice M
Pennell, Mary E
. Ginn . Boston
PE1117.P45 1929 bk.3 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A pretty standard reader for the times. Its three fables are particularly well told. The first is AL (41) with two illustrations (perhaps to be analyzed by the four colors they use) by Day. The second is The Wise Jackal (52) with four illustrations by Day. The last is The Monkey and the Crocodile (197), apparently with four illustrations by Sichel, since they are not signed as Day's are. This fable is told with differences from the standard version. Here it is an older crocodile, not a wife or mother, who demands a monkey's heart. The monkey and crocodile are not friends before the action of the fable. The monkey has left his heart on a fig tree; all the figs are monkey hearts!