Arthur, T. S
. Donohue Henneberry & Co, . Chicago
PZ8.2.T56 1899 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a wonderful find. It is one of those turn-of-the-century readers with simple stories of all sorts, dark pictures, and bright-eyed children on the cover. I noticed as I was about to put the book back that there is one illustration of a lion and a fox, though the story is not that of the fable The Lion and the Fox. I looked through the volume and realized that at least nine standard fable illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers are used without fables for their stories! These fables involve: the horse, rider, and stag; the hanging cat and mice (not by the Dalziels); the goat and lamb; the stork and frogs (note the log); the lion and horse; the wolves, dogs, and sheep; the dogs and beaver (there is no mention of testicles here!); the horse and dead donkey; the archer and bird (not by the Dalziels; is it Aesopic?); the crane and peacock; the hawk and chick; and the lion and fox. Enjoy reading the stories the edition creates to substitute for fables, e.g., to avoid mention of the beaver's biting off of his testes!