Bag o' Tales
. Dover Publications . NY ,
PZ8.1.P868 Bag 1969 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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It is fun to see which stories show up when people set themselves a goal of a certain number of stories. Here there are six fables in a section on Folk Tales and Fables. Aesop has three: Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel, TH, and The Contest. The last is new to me; it is not in Daly or Perry's Loeb. Both try to leap over the ditch and miss, hare by a little and pig by a lot. Fox answers the question Who wins? by saying Both in the ditch,/Can't say which. Bidpai's TT, La Fontaine's SW in Wright's good translation, and Panchatantra's Hundred-Wit, Thousand-Wit, and Single-Wit fill out the offerings. This latter is told differently from Ramsay Wood's Three Fish. Though no source is given for the versions, the bibliography for this section mentions Jacobs, L'Estrange, and Wiggin/Smith. There are no illustrations for any of the fables.