Fables and Fairy Tales
. Longmans Green and Co., . London ,
PE1130.A1 W519 1955 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Finding this pamphlet allows me to reconstruct a little publishing history. I had already found a remake of this booklet from 1980, which gives as the original date of publication 1931. See my comments there. The structure of this booklet is the same: five fables followed by Stories of Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Fox and by Fairy Tales. The illustrator here (Winifred Townshend for the fables) will be replaced there. The first fable, The Old Cat, recasts the traditional story of an old dog and a hunter. Here an old woman is involved. TMCM is then followed by The Man and the Apples, in which a man on his way to a rich man's house for dinner throws away a box of good apples he finds because he expects a good meal. Alas, he encounters a flooding river and cannot get to the expected big dinner. He returns to take his apples out of the dust and to eat them. In TB the second man is fat and so cannot get up the tree. BC finishes the set. There are questions for each fable on 49-51. This booklet uses all capitals for titles; the later edition will make a point of using small letters for its titles. I am surprised to see this printing sent out to Holland in the 1950's.