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The three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three ...
The Jay and the Nightingale
This fable is new to me. It is told, at least generally, in past tenses. The jays' screaming was very anonymous (sic) because their voice was so ugly. But they thought their song was beautiful. They went to the eagle ...
The Old Man and a Silly Donkey
This donkey has an enlarged and disproportioned head. He looks like one of Bennett's humans with an animal head. The title does not mention the lap-dog that plays a major part in this fable. The picture attempting to ...
The Merchant and His Friend
This is the Panchatantra story of The Iron-Eating Rat, narrated in the past. It contains another prize-winning clause: he thought it should be wised to put someone taking a look iron stored in his home. In this version, ...
The man and The lion
Great facial expressions, especially after the quarreling begins. Many illustrations include cute little critters around the central action. The moral takes refuge in the generic: Judge not according to what we see.
The crow and The snake
Borrowed from The Panchatantra, this story fills key roles with a prince and his two golden bracelets. Mrs. Crow is the mastermind here. There is no chase, but rather a search. The prince's people never know that the ...
The Dragon in the Moon
Aesop here borrows from La Fontaine, since this is the story about the telescope with a fly stuck to its lens. Does it help the presentation of this story to show an illustration of a fly from its first description?
The Old Man and His Donkey
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
MSA. This sometimes pink, sometimes purple, sometimes orange donkey with the multi-colored and differently-colored mane seems to me to be from the flower-child generation. Otherwise the story runs along the usual paths. [x]
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Different: G and A are friends singing together every day. There is a bad sentence early in the story: Rainy is coming, let us taking food and preparing our resident. The bad time for the grasshopper is not winter but ...
The Lion and the Mouse
As with The Fox and the Monkey, this title-page has no background stripes. On the moral page of almost all booklets, an owl accompanies the saying. Here it is a little critter of unknown genus wearing a baseball cap. [x]