One Trick Too Many: Fox Stories from Russia.
. Dial Press . NY
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Here is an extra copy, purchased at the same place and the same time as the good copy. The multi-colored woocuts are bright and lovely! The seven stories include some fables and fable material. In The Fox and the Lion, when the fox and the lion march into the forest together, the animals flee-and so prove fox's point to the lion that the animals fear the fox. The Old Man, the Wolf, and the Vixen is a form of the tiger and brahmin story. Animal Friendship is the fable in which the fox learns to divide from his just-now-deceased partner. The Vixen and Her Cub is a fable I had not heard: if the mother can warm her paws at a huge distance, her cub can have his eye burned with a spark from the same fire. This edition, with no dust-jacket, has a lime-background pictured hardcover that seems to me highly unsuccessful.