Fables and Fun, Vol. 2

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1977
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Here is one of two volumes in one of three sets. This landscape volume 9 x 8¼ has the same cover picture featuring a monkey, a lion, a mouse, and a boy removing a thorn. The pamphlet contains nineteen fables with a T of C on the back cover. The following are illustrated: The Eagle and the Arrow; WSC; The Fox and the Lion; 2P; The Old Hound; The Viper and the File; DS; The Snake and the Crab; The Monkey and the Camel; and The Fowler and the Ringdove. The narrations tend to the colloquial. Several morals are either catchy or unusual. Thus WSC moralizes The advantage gained by lying only lasts until the truth is found out. DS has this rather strange moral: All that glitters is not meat in the water. The Monkey and the Camel is followed by Wanting applause and winning it are two different things. The Fowler and the Ringdove is particularly pithy: If you make trouble you will get into trouble. The book is accompanied by a flexible 33 rpm record containing all nineteen fables. The line drawings would be suitable for crayoning. WSC and DS have full-page drawings that may be the best of this lot. The two volumes are enclosed in a sleeve. I will leave the records with their volumes. It would be a miracle to find those other two sets!
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