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The Merchant's Gold
This fable is usually told with its chief character referred to as a miser. This version is straightforward, with some differences from the tradition in its ending. 'Why are you making so much noise?,' says a neighbour. ...
The Old Hound
The story begins with lots of good portrayal of this dog's history of special accomplishments: he outfights the wolf and the fox, and he outruns the hare and the stag. Once, when the huntsman falls and is hurt, this dog ...
The Flies and the Honey Pot
Good drawings of flies! Soccer-playing boys break the honey-pot. An old fly is added, with a beard. He delivers the warning that the many flies attracted to the scene could all get covered with honey and be unable to ...
The Eagle and the Fox
The beginning setting is that of peace among the animals of this forest, and the eagle and the fox have long lived together as good neighbors. This fox grabs not an ember but a torch and even gathers leaves and sticks as ...
The Widow and the Hen
After the first round of increased food in this version, the hen still lays an egg every day. Only later does she get so fat that she gives up laying entirely. Figures are not always facts. [x]
The Fox and the Kid
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
Good faces. This fox is asked to accompany the kid's dancing with his famouse (sic) singing voice, and in response he howls at the top of his voice. [xx]
The Crow and the Mussel
Excellent moral: Some people are kind to their friends for their own sakes. The rocks here make a very small target for the crow's aerial bombing! [x]
The Mice and the Cat
The best illustration here is that of the old mouse as he offers his congratulations and prepares to ask his question.
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 ...