Famous Aesop Fables: The Farmer and His Sons & other stories
. Jiwa Seni Sdn. Bhd. . Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
PZ8.2.F366 Fa 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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One in a set of seven 7½ x 10¼ pamphlets, each including seven fables. For each fable, there is a full page of text on the left and a full-page colored illustration on the right. This booklet may be best remembered for its slight misses in dealing with English. The Father and His Sons concludes with the line Your enemies will win you easily! The moral for The Drowning Boy is Help when need help; advise when need advice. There is a good turn of phrase in Bear and the Fox. The bear has just boasted that he is kind and polite; bears after all do not eat the dead. The fox answers How I wish you would change your eating habits and eat the dead instead, and leave the living animals alone when you are hungry! The English is particularly suspect in the last story, The Black Smith and a Lazy Dog. The cartoon illustrations are simple and lively.