The three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three wishes end up being I wish to have a string of black-bread, I wish this bread to hang on your nose, and I wish this bread loosed from my nose. The story may suggest how often we say I want without reflecting on how much we do or do not want what we mention. Among the illustrations in this series, the style here is perhaps the furthest toward a simple contemporary cartoon style. What lies beyond the focus of an individual scene is left with very rudimentary development.