Fables and Tales from Africa
Stone, Eliot Kays
. F.A. Owen Publishing Company . Dansville, N.Y. ,
PZ8.2.S76 Af 1921b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an earlier printing of a booklet I have already listed under 1921. I presume that it is earlier because it does not advertise some items that are advertised on the back cover of the other edition (e.g., #316 and double numbers). Interiorly they seem to me identical. Let me add comments on a few things missed when I reported on that volume. Surprisingly, I cannot find it on the lists of readers recommended for each grade on the inside and back covers of either booklet. There are some attractive materials here. The Cunning Cock (3) might be subtitled How the White Man Prays. It is the Chanticleer story about closing one's eyes while a jackal is nearby. The jackal is the trickster in this booklet. In The Frog's Horse (22), the frog's horse is an elephant. The Trumpeter (26) has a great moral: In a combat between liars, the greater one always wins. It turns out that a caterpillar had frightened the likes of the rhinoceros and the elephant.