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The Fox and the Monkey
This is an out-of-series booklet, a gift of Jon Lindseth, perhaps done in an earlier pilot set, but now included in Set 3: The Fox and the Monkey. It cost only 7 Baht, while all others cost 10 Baht. Its cover lacks the ...
The Crow and the Swan
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
The grammar here is particularly poor. The swan is a comely but silent female with a dapper hat. The best illustration may be that of the crow shivering after his all-night vigil in the water. We should think carefully ...
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 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 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 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) ...