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The Ungrateful Wolf, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
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The Ungrateful Wolf, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Ungrateful Wolf, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Ungrateful Wolf, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Ungrateful Wolf, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Library Item
40088
The Ungrateful Wolf, illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
A crane stands with a bone in its beak, beside a wolf. Behind them is a thorny-stemmed plant. To the right a second illustration shows a hatted man on a bank holding a fishing rod in one hand and a fish in his fist in the other; a basket rests at his feet. The rhymes read:
"The Ungrateful Wolf

To the wolf, from whose throat Dr. Crane
Drew the bone, his long bill made it plain
He expected his fee:
Snarled wolf - "fiddle de dee,
Be thankful your head's out again."

Some characters have no sense of obligation.

The Fisherman and the Fish

Prayed the fish, as the fisherman took
Him, a poor little mite, from his hook,
"Let me go! I'm so small."
He replied, "Not at all!
You're the biggest, perhaps in the brook.

A little certainty is better than a great chance."
1900
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Publisher's print
Art and Design Library
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