More Jataka Tales
Babbitt, Ellen C
. The Century Co. . NY ,
BQ1462.E5 B34 1922 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Twenty-one fables, with a T of C before them. Again, I am taken first with the exquisite silhouettes. Notice the detail in the red-bud tree on 34, for example. Most of the stories are new to me. The fishes in The Three Fishes (8) are named as in the standard Kalila and Dimna story, but the story now has to do with one fish who saves two others from a net. The Golden Goose (21) presents a goose whose golden feathers turn white if they are plucked out against his wish. Furthermore, the new feathers that come in are not golden either. I like The Cunning Wolf (27). In it the wolf reveals a man playing dead by tugging at his weapon. The Woodpecker and the Lion (36) seems like a replay of WC. The spine is split internally. Tom Joyce got a charge out of adding this line to his listing of this book: Not in Carlson!