The Hare and the Tortoise
. Grafalco/National Book Store, Inc. . Manila
PZ8.2.H374 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a large-format (9¾ x 11¼) sixteen-page pamphlet giving a very simple rendition of TH. The one signed illustration seems to feature the name Paqui. The new feature of this rendition is that the tortoise covers the last leg of the race very quickly because she climbs inside her shell and rolls down a hillside very fast. There are two other good touches earlier in the depiction. The fastest animals went ahead to the finish line, while the slower animals kept pace with the tortoise and cheered him on. Still earlier, the crowd had thought that the fast-starting hare had already won, but the wise owl reminded them that the race was not over yet. We'll see what happens at the finish line, he added. There seem to be twelve pamphlets in the series. The Milkmaid seems to be the only other fable.