Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crane: The Crow and The Pitcher

How the cunning old Crow got his drink
When 'twas low in the pitcher, just think!
Don't say that he spilled it!
With pebbles he filled it,
Till the water rose up to the brink.


Source: W. J. Linton's fables in verse, with illustrations by Walter Crane: Fable 39.
Cornix et Urna; Corvus Aquilam Imitans

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Crane images. I really like the way Crane has paired the wise crow and the urn with the foolish crow who thought he could imitate an eagle.

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