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The Monkey and the Dolphin
This monkey, in the illustrations but not necessarily in the text, sails his own sailboat. Accidentally, he falls overboard and he is left for behind (sic) by his ship. In his chattering after he is picked up by the ...
The Wind and the Sun
The version is good; the bet addresses who can take off the traveller's coat. The sun is red here. At least that color sets up a nice contrast with the multi-colored wind. The story's best illustration may be that of ...
The Tailess Fox
This version presents itself differently. The other foxes note that he has no tail as soon as he returns to their company, and they ask him about it. He responds that he cut it off. Another fox comments that he has just ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
When the tortoise suggests a race, the hare leaps about excitedly, asks Can we start now? and starts down the road without waiting for an answer. With this sort of start, it is hard for me to understand how both a sign-post ...
The Ass, the Cock and the Lion
The story's illustrations here are marked by a very colorful cock and a grisly end for the ass. The text uses stile where we might say fencepost, and substitutes nearly for nearby. The moral is (sic) False confident leads ...
The Travellers and the Bear
The non-tree-climber is left here in the visual illustration to deal with the bear face to face--four pages before the bear approaches him. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Amen to that!
The Frog and the Ox
There is here a very dramatic presentation of the ox's footstep, which crushed most of the frogs to death. I will need some work to get used to pink frogs! People may be ruined by attempting to change the work of the nature.
The Ant and the Bird
This ant is orange. The bird breaks off and tosses a branch into the stream. The ant thanks the bird and says (as in LM) that someday she may be able to help the bird. There is a lively illustration of the ant's bite. ...
The Ass, the Fox and the Lion
The art style does a nice job of presenting the ass in the background as the fox approaches the lion.
The Cunning Toad
This version sets the situation in unusual fashion. Apparently, this old toad is a long-time dweller in this forest. Challenged by a rabbit to explain how they are to know that he is a good doctor, he answers You just ...