Best-Loved Aesop's Fables
. Learners Press Pvt. Ltd. . New Delhi
PZ8.2.L437 Be 2000 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is one of four pamphlets, all 24 pages in length, which have Fables across their back cover, followed by the same brief description and history of fables. Here DS is pictured on the cover, with surrounding leaves, flowers, birds, butterflies, and insects. There are ten fables, each told in two or three pages. Each fable has at least one full-page colored illustration. In DS, the dog goes to the river thirsty after chewing his bone. Worried that another dog will take his bone, he takes it along. In DM, the dog intends to eat the hay but cannot stand its taste. Here it is not a man but a bear who lies in bed listening to the appeals of Industry and Sloth. New to me is The Discontented Dog (10) who wishes for everyone else's life until he hears others wishing for his. Also new is the story of a chick who wants to swim and so dives in…. In FK, the frogs ask for a king because they fight with each other. The frogs return to their fighting when they see that the log does nothing. But then the snake arrives and starts eating. So there were no more fights -- and no more frogs. The last story is of a pine tree who wants not needles but golden leaves. A greedy man takes all the gold and leaves the tree bare. Leaves of glass and then of green follow, but each sort brings its own troubles. In the end, the tree wants its needles back. None of the four booklets has bibliographical information beyond the publisher's name. I presume that this press is in India.