Folk Tales of India
. Bobbs-Merrill: Howard W. Sams & Co. . Indianapolis
PZ8.1.H999 Fo 1962 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Fourteen well-told stories of various sorts, including lots of falling in love and being bewitched and tough quests. Five are, at least in some sense, fables. The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal (41) is told in standard form. The Brahman's Dream (59) is like MM, but here a Brahman kicks his barley pot. The Ungrateful Sons (73) become more attentive when their father receives many sacks (of stones). In TT (85), the two wild ducks are only passing through. Duriing the trip, people calling out ask if it is a rock or a wheel but provoke the tortoise when they call it in any event a funny sight. The Timid Rabbit (111) has several nice adaptations. A coconut maks a thump and is quickly taken away by a monkey. The rabbit sees only the hole and believes that the earth is starting to cave in. Later the lion asks the rabbit Shall we go and tell the others? Do we have to? Yes, we do. Come. Buying three books, I asked this bookdealer for enough bookmarks or cards to insert one in each book; I wanted them, of course, to indicate where I had found the books. He pulled out his own collection and gave me three. I will keep in this book the bookmark that he gave me from the British Museum!