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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories by  Horace E. Scudder

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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories
by Horace Elisha Scudder
A choice collection of old folk tales and fables, attractively arranged and illustrated. Between each of the longer tales appear several short fables, offering a varied reading experience for the young reader for whom it is intended.  Ages 6-9
168 pages $9.95   




AN Ox, grazing in a swampy meadow, set his foot among a number of young Frogs, and crushed nearly all to death. One that escaped ran off to his mother with the dreadful news.

"Oh, mother," said he, "it was a beast—such a big, four-footed beast, that did it!"


[56] "Big?" said the old Frog. "How big? Was it as big as this?" and she puffed herself out.

"Oh, a great deal bigger than that."

"Well, was it so big?" and she swelled herself out more.

"Indeed mother, it was; and if you were to burst yourself, you would never reach half its size." The old Frog made one more trial, determined to be as big as the Ox, and burst herself indeed.

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