Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pratt: The Stag at the Lake.

A stag, one hot day, came to a lake to drink. The water was so clear that he could see his own reflection in it. "O what beautiful horns I have!" he cried. "How strong and how graceful they are! And they spread out like the branches of a tree! But what homely legs I have! So long and so thin!" Just then the horn of the hunters was heard nearby. Away flew the stag. How swiftly his long thin legs carried him! But alas! the beautiful horns caught in a tree. And before he could get them free, the hunters came up with him and killed him. "Those miserable horns!" cried he, as the hunters shot their arrows at him.

Source: Mara Pratt's Aesop 9.
cervus et venator

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. If you look closely, you can see the pool of water where the stag had been admiring its reflection earlier.
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