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The Dogs and the Crocodile
Many dogs work together to defend a female dog's puppies from a crocodile who has already eaten one out of the litter. Though they suffer losses, the dogs emerge victorious. Other animals have earlier refused their help ...
The Fox and the Monkey
See the comment before Series 1 on the original (?) version of this story, apparently done out-of-series. The monkey in this presentation has great facial expressions! The simple are easily deceived--has this saying lost ...
Three Mischief Friends
When the goat, the pig, and the monkey exchange their jobs, they make a mess of things. Do your duty well and be satisfied. I wonder how many people in Thai culture and in ours will swallow that moral!
The Thief and the Leopard
New to me. A leopard hears a couple during a storm speak of the leak that will kill us all. Fearing the Leak, the leopard hides in the barn, which is soon visited by a thief trying to steal the cow and mistaking the ...
The Monkey and the Turtle
Again, new to me. The monkey jumps off the turtle's back before the latter reaches the farther shore with all its fruit. The current carries the monkey away. Haste makes waste.
Trying to win the four-footed beauty contest, the zebra paints stripes on himself, but he still does not win. The horse is faster, the tiger stronger, and the giraffe more far-seeing. In disappointment ever since, the ...
The Eagle and the Hawk
I am glad to see this fable show up here. The lonesome single female eagle gives in to the promises of the male hawk that, if they marry, he will support her well and bring her even a big dog. After they marry, she asks ...
The Groaning Volcano
This version is perhaps this series' most extensive (and confused?) transformation of a traditional fable. The volcano groans. Some think it is an earthquake; women think that there is a giant inside the mountain wanting ...
The Prince and the Cat
Note that the beloved here is a prince. The angle (sic) of love appears at the castle in response to the cat's crying. Here the transformation has as its explicit condition that the cat change her whole nature, and the ...
The Lazy Turtle
This story revives the etiological tale. Jupiter throws a wedding party, to which the turtle arrives very late. Challenged, he gives as explanation for his lateness that he did not want to leave his home. As a punishment, ...