Language Lessons: A First Book in English
Gordy, Wilbur F
Mead, William Edward
. Charles Scribner's Sons . NY
PE1111.G63 1903 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This beginning textbook uses a number of fables early in varying ways to teach its lessons. MM (10), DS (16), GGE (38), The Flies and the Honey (41), The Boys and the Frogs (42), and Fable by Emerson (44) start the parade. In The Stag at the Lake (with illustration, 49), the stag complains not about his legs but about his feet as thin and ugly. The Owl and the Grasshopper (56) has two illustrations. The Cat, the Monkey, and the Chestnuts (60) is well told. For The Wise Man and the Stars (62) only brief hints are given about how to tell this fable. In The Farmer's Sons (74), the farmer mentions that the treasure is hid within a foot of the surface: You will find it if you dig carefully. For Two Goats (79, illustrated) the story is just begun. In The Miser and His Gold (87) he buries his bright gold dollars not in a hole but in a chest, and a neighbor gives him a bag of smooth pebbles and recommends that he hide them. Last in the parade is The Blind Man and the Lame Man (92). The book is in excellent condition.