Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Cock and other stories
. Dreamland Publications . Delhi
DRMLND 11 .
PZ8.2.A254 1997 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an 8½ x 11 presentation of three fables. The Fox and the Cock is the Chanticleer story slightly adapted to, apparently, an Asian setting. In The Owl and the Eagle's Daughter the owl asks the crow to contact the eagle on his behalf, to ask namely if he may marry the eagle's daughter. Only she would be worthy of him, handsome as he is. The eagle asks for a meeting up in the air at noon the next day. When the owl tries to attend, he cannot manage the bright light, the sustained flying, and the altitude. He has to return to a tree to rest--and to give up the idea of marrying a princess. Unfortunately the last line is bungled in the story: he crept into his nest and went off to sleep learning idea of marrying a princess for all time to come. Should that learning be changed to leaving the? The Story of the Bat puts the bat between the warring birds and beasts. An unusual scene has the victorious eagle deciding the bat's fate in the presence of some accusing beast prisoners.