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Ernest Nister Satiric Fables

1903? English-language satiric presentation of FC. Postmarked in Southhampton in 1904. Series 41. Printed in Bavaria. Ernest Nister, London. £1.75 from Mole Postcards, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, through Ebay, Jan., '01.

The fable starts in traditional fashion. The crow replies to the fox's flattering request by saying that she has a cold and never sings without her music. She also mentions that she has read Aesop, and she places the cheese in a safe place in the tree. The fox on leaving remarks that Welsh rabbits never agreed with him. There are four morals drawn, including "that Invitation is not Always the Sincerest Flattery" and "that the Aim of Art is to Conceal Disappointment." Nister's colored presentation of the crow is very good.