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Fables for the Frivolous (Version 2)

Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873-1904)

1. THE AMBITIOUS FOX AND THE UNAPPROACHABLE GRAPES
2. THE PERSEVERING TORTOISE AND THE PRETENTIOUS HARE
3. THE PATRICIAN PEACOCKS AND THE OVERWEENING JAY
4. THE ARROGANT FROG AND THE SUPERIOR BULL
5. THE DOMINEERING EAGLE AND THE INVENTIVE BRATLING
6. THE ICONOCLASTIC RUSTIC AND THE APROPOS ACORN
7. THE UNUSUAL GOOSE AND THE IMBECILIC WOODCUTTER
8. THE RUDE RAT AND THE UNOSTENTATIOUS OYSTER
9. THE URBAN RAT AND THE SUBURBAN RAT
10. THE IMPECUNIOUS CRICKET AND THE FRUGAL ANT
11. THE PAMPERED LAPDOG AND THE MISGUIDED ASS
12. THE VAINGLORIOUS OAK AND THE MODEST BULRUSH
13. THE INHUMAN WOLF AND THE LAMB SANS GENE
14. THE SYCOPHANTIC FOX AND THE GULLIBLE RAVEN
15. THE MICROSCOPIC TROUT AND THE MACHIAVELIAN FISHERMAN
16. THE CONFIDING PEASANT AND THE MALADROIT BEAR
17. THE PRECIPITATE COCK AND THE UNAPPRECIATED PEARL
18. THE ABBREVIATED FOX AND HIS SCEPTICAL COMRADES
19. THE HOSPITABLE CALEDONIAN AND THE THANKLESS VIPER
20. THE IMPETUOUS BREEZE AND THE DIPLOMATIC SUN

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    Summary

    Fables for the Frivolous is one of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl. These fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's original writings. The Aesop-style fables are written in verse, and are light-hearted re-tellings of fables from two centuries before, each ending with a moral and a pun. Among the more celebrated of the fables are The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare, The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull, and The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven. ( from Wikipedia)

    Reviews

    dg

    - hmmmm

    Perfect if you like punny poetry...I don't so there goes the low review.