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1955 Considerer la Fin

1955?    Portrait three-colored humorous postcard showing three soldiers at a fence well below a young woman on a swing.  "En toute chose il faut considerer la fin.  Artist: André.  CAP: Les vieux dictons.  Cie des Arts Photomécanique.  $6 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

This strong moral from the fable of the fox and the goat sums up the fable well.  It is impressive that the French not only know their fables well.  A single line can bring to their minds the whole fable itself.  The play on words here involves the "fin" of the young lady that the three young soldiers can observe in this situation.