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Book Title: Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables From Aesop|
The author of the book: Ennis Rees
Edition: Young Scott Books
Date of issue: December 1st 1971
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 397 KB
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Reader ratings: 3.2
ISBN 13: 9780201092462
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A thirsty dog by the river Nile
Was so afraid that a crocodile
Would come up and catch him as he drank
That he wouldn't stop and drink from the bank
And so could do nothing better than
To run along and lap as he ran.
Then a crocodile, eager for slaughter,
Raised his head above the water
And called to the dog: “I say, what's the hurry?
I'd very much like to meet you, very!
And I feel sure I would like you a lot.
So turn around and slow down to a trot
And come on back here to chat awhile,
And then, if you wish, you can run a mile.”
“You honor me greatly,” the dog shouted back.
“But you, I suspect, are in need of a snack,
And so indeed you'd like me—to chew!
But that would hardly make me like you.
In fact, the reason I drink as I flee
Is just to avoid your company."
"Burn!" I hear a shout coming from the 70s.
I still love fables. And these, written by Ennis Rees (1925-2009), an American poet and professor, were unevenly lovely (two stars for verses that rarely have a point to convey). A real treat when they are accompanied by gorgeous and peculiar artwork - Gorey's animals have some awkward-looking eyes and they get the rest of the stars.
Great for nephew, when he gets older.
Sept 22, 18
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