The Ant and the Grasshopper & Other Stories
. B. Jain Publishers , Pegasus B. Jain . New Delhi, India
Jain Pegasus 1 .
PZ8.2.A254 Ant 2010 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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There are four fables in this 16-page, large-format (almost 8½ x 11) booklet. After GA, the booklet offers The Ass and his Masters, TB, and CV. Each story has four pages. In GA, the grasshopper only sees the ants happily munching and then he realizes that it is best to prepare for hard days coming. In the second story, the ass works first for an herb-seller, then a tile-maker, and finally a tanner. The ass realizes his foolishness too late, for he has run out of wishes. Jupiter would not grant him any more wishes (8). The artist for CV has the now-married woman changed into a cat apparently as soon as she sees the mouse. I think the text has the story better: that action comes later as a punishment for the lack of internal character change.