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Here is an extra copy bought at the same place at the same time. Nine fables in a book notable perhaps chiefly for its soft thick cover. Hussey did the illustrations for a Mini Classics edition, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse And Other Aesop's Fables (1994?), also copyrighted by Parragon. This version selects two or three of those for each of the three fables presented there. It takes the colorful borders used there to surround text; now they surround all pages but remain the same throughout each fable. This edition also works off the versions presented there by Stephanie Laslett but edits them heavily. For those three fables, see my comments there. (The typo there in FC is corrected here.) This may be the first time that I have heard the beginning of the TH race done as a five...four...three countdown! In the home of the fox in FS, a fox is chasing dogs and mounted hunters! At the end of FS, the stork dipped her slender beak inside the jug and drank her soup (italics mine); is not the point in this fable that the stork cannot drink soup? The lion-clad donkey laughs after he scares the fox, and so gives himself away. The fox tucks his lost tail into his hatband! He claims that they should all wear their tails high up, where they can be admired. The paper seems cheap to me; it is unable to stand up to the ink on it.