As the closing AI indicates, there are sixty-eight fables here, with nine popular-style cartoon illustrations. Not in The Fabulists French. Online I can find out nothing about this author, though I have found his book online for sale and downloadable digitally. I have struggled to understand one or two shorter texts here in these mostly uncut pages. I think I may have succeeded with Jacquot (73). Jacquot is just three years old. No toy can console him for not being able to go to school. What would please you so much at school? What pleases Lisette: getting so many days off. Often we seek the eyeglasses that we are carrying on the end of our nose! A monk receives a hundred-year old man asking for lodging and cares for him graciously. He notices that the man says no prayer before eating. I do not believe in God or the devil and am doing fine. Whom am I to thank for this evening? You, and I do thank you. The monk is scandalized and throws him out. God then asks the monk what he has done. Kicked him out for insulting you. I have experienced his insults for a hunded years and loved him as a father. You only had to watch him eat and sleep. The monk understood and went after the impious man to resume his residence (145-6). This book looks to me like another of those out-of-the-way ephemeral finds for this collection.
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