. Beckley-Cardy Company . Chicago
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Here is an extra copy in poorer condition. A much-marked beginning reader that includes six fables, each with an orange-brown-and-black illustration. Many of them also contain a curious feature, silhouettes as Something to Cut and Paste. I have seldom seen this sort of invitation to take a scissors to a schoolbook! The Hares and the Frogs (22) is not about suicide and so ends up illogical. Does the fact that some animals fear hares mean that hares should go back to living with animals that they fear? LM (34) is told and illustrated in standard fashion. The Camel and the Pig (41) is new to me. The two learn that each has a gift, shown in their respective abilities to get over and under the wall to a nearby garden. The Bear and the Fox (61) is the fishing-on-ice story that explains the bear's short tail. The Farmer and the Stork (70) has crows as the companion birds. The Whale and the Elephant (84) features the land-sea tug-of-war.