The Fox and the Wolf
. Grafalco/National Book Store . Manila
PZ8.2.S869 Fx 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This sixteen-page pamphlet is one of a series of five books, each with an individual tale, sold together. Other fables in the set include The Presumptuous Little Mouse and The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse. This pamphlet's story has the fox telling the famished wolf about his great trick of lying on the road as though dead in front of the farmer's oncoming truck. The farmer threw the fox onto the back of the truck and then onto the haystack at home. After the farmer and his family went to bed, the fox had his pick of the ducks in the farmer's yard. The wolf eagerly tries the same trick. Alas, the next vehicle is the same truck driven by the same farmer. The wolf gets shot in the tail for his troubles! The tricks, we learn, that are good for some are not good for others. Strangely there is a list of eight books in the collection on the back cover. Those not included in this set of five seem not to contain fables.