The Hunter, the Fox, and the Tiger (Cover: A Fable)
I presume that this was an advertising gift from McGraw-Phillips. It is a clever little booklet 5¼ x 6¼ and 16 pages long. The cleverness starts on the cover, which shows three intersecting tracks and labels them vulpes fulva, homo sapiens, and felis tigris. Clever designs enhance the text along the way. The verse rhymes make for fun. The hunter sets a trap for the fox with some succulent meat. (Whether the fox takes the bait is not clear to me.) A tiger smells the bait and jumps in. The Hunter heard the crash, leaped in,/and there to his surprise/He found the greedy Tiger who/effected his demise. The last bit of cleverness is the moral: if you be/Tiger, Fox, or Man,/Devise a moral/as you can. The good copy is in its original envelope with a return address for McGraw-Phillips on the back.
Published & Printed by McGraw-Phillips