Funny Fables for Little Folks
Broderip, Frances Freeling
. Griffith and Farran successors to Newbery & Harris, corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, . London
PZ8.2.B86 Fun 1860 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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These stories extend beyond fables, I believe. I read the first, The Foolish Crab, which in its thirteen pages works nicely to show the foolishness of envy. A crab learns that, while he looks foolish trying to go straight ahead, he can go either right or left at considerable speed, while some animals can go only forward. The titles of the other nine stories in this 98-page book seem to put them outside the territory of fables. There are 32 pages of advertisements at the end, with this work advertised on 6. The author was the daughter of Thomas Hood.