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The Man and the Snake, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Man and the Snake, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Man and the Snake, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Man and the Snake, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
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The Man and the Snake, illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
A man holds a snake at arm's length, and in his other arm a small child. A woman and a child also cower from the snake, one behind the man and one on the ground; both raise an arm in alarm. A fire burns to the left of them, and above the fire sits the rhyme, in a swirling snake motif. It reads:
"The Man and the Snake

In pity he brought the poor snake
To be warmed at his fire. A mistake!
For the ungrateful thing
Wife and children would sting.
I have known some as bad as the snake.

Beware how you entertain traitors."
Artist / maker
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Publisher's print
Art and Design Library
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