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The Wolf in Sheep's skin
This version turns out to be fascinating. The illustrations present a skin that covers only the trunk of the wolf's body, like a blanket or poncho. Much of the story loses its point, I believe, if the fable is presented ...
The Naughty boys and the Frog
We would usually expect the plural in this title. In this version, a young frog steps forward before the boys can throw anything. He announces that what they are about to do may be fun for them but is not fun for the ...
The Farmer and the Stork
This is an unusually straightforward and uncompromising version of the story, tempered only by the stork's natural attempt to tear the farmer's net with her beak. Human characters in these stories' illustrations tend to ...
The Turtle and the Eagle
The fleshy parts of this turtle are pink. The best illustration is that of the exasperated eagle who has turned down the request to teach the turtle to fly but finally agrees. The turtle's crack-up on a rock is graphically ...
The Lion and the Boar
The two fight over first rights to a water-hole but yield to each other when they see vultures waiting to eat the victim. United we stand, devided we fall (sic). [x]
The Cat and the Fox
This cat is blue and yellow! The fox here is just offering to show the cat one or two of his tricks when a tiger approaches. The fox can not make up his mind which of his thousand tricks, he will use to escape. The fox ...
The Foxes and the Sheep Dogs
At least in this form, this fable is new to me. The foxes lure the sheep dogs into joining them. When they finally do, the foxes turn on them and devour them. Those who cannot be trusted deserve to be treated badly.
The Sick Lion
Curiously, this version shows paw-prints as the fox speaks, from a distance, with the lion. The text says only that he looks closely at the ground in front of the lion's den without mentioning (or letting him mention) ...
The Horse and the Stag
This text, entirely in the past tense, presents a wonderful turning-point. 'No need to thank me, horse', said the man, 'it is I who should thank you. I will keep you as my servant.'
The Lion and the Hare
Not only does this lion have blue cheeks, but the bunny he chases is blue too! A snail desperately moves out of the lion's way near the middle of the story. This booklet contains one of the wildest language goofs: The ...