Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise and other stories
. Dreamland Publications . Delhi
DRMLND 9 .
PZ8.2.A254 1997 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an 8½ x 11 presentation of six fables. TH includes this typo, said by the hare about to go to sleep: The winning past is not so far from here. The frontal view of the tortoise with purple laurel around his head and a multicolored string of flowers over his shoulders makes him look quite psychedelic! The Treasure in the Orchard has a father who claims to have hidden a treasure in the orchard but to have forgotten exactly where. The story unfortunately climaxes with a merchant who handed over a big bundle of money to the boys. Something of the love of work and homestead has been lost here! The final picture in The Vain Stag is a graphic depiction of branches that have pulled the stag up off the ground. There is an even more unfortunate typo here: He always thought that Hod had given so beautiful horns to none else except him. The Merchant and the Robber is more of a morality story of escape through prayer. In The Miser here, the stone changes function. Usually it is suggested as a substitute by a wise neighbor. Here it has become the cover of the miser's hole in his cellar. The neighbor recommends that the miser come and merely look at the stone, as he has so often in the past. In The Cock, the Cat and the Mouse, the near victim is a traveller rather than a young mouse. He is lucky to encounter a related mouse family when he flees from the aggressive cock. The orthography and English style here are not good.