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The Rabbit and the Crocodile
This is one of the few etiological tales in this collection. The rabbit bests the crocodile several times over and is finally caught but declares inside the crocodile's mouth Now, he eats me! He is very happy and laughs ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Town Mouse And The Country Mouse
Straightforward in the Horatian version, adding only a mouse-hole to the story. The intruder here is a cat.
The Wolf in Sheep's skin
This version turns out to be fascinating. The illustrations present a skin that covers only the trunk of the wolf's body, like a blanket or poncho. Much of the story loses its point, I believe, if the fable is presented ...
The Rat and the Frog
The first surprise in this presentation is to find the rat having punched out the frog on the bank on the cover of the booklet. This version has the rat trying to force the frog to be his ferryman across the river. Then ...
The Lion and his Breath
This lion's breath is bad from eating animals. The lamb and wolf make the standard negative and positive answers. After the smell of wolf's blood brings him to the lion, the fox escapes by claiming that a cold has robbed ...
The Naughty boys and the Frog
We would usually expect the plural in this title. In this version, a young frog steps forward before the boys can throw anything. He announces that what they are about to do may be fun for them but is not fun for the ...