Half-True Stories for Little Folks of Just the Right Age.
Kirkham, Stanton Davis
. Paul Elder and Company . San Francisco
PZ5.K55 Haf 1916 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Twenty stories with twenty-eight illustrations--all on brown and brittle paper. These stories illustrate, I believe, the difficulty of writing fables. They tend heavily to narrative absorption with projection into nature; sometimes, by contrast, they are heavy on message. It is not easy to put the two together. I have read seven stories. The best of them is Mr. Dog Acquires Knowledge (95) where the porcupine and skunk impart kinds of knowledge that Mr. Dog has never had before! There is an occasional word in dialect.