Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
44. Hot and Cold (Perry 35)
When to warm his cold fingers, man blew,
And again, but to cool the hot stew;
Simple Satyr, unused
To man's ways, felt confused,
When the same mouth blew hot and cold too.
AESOP AIMED AT DOUBLE-DEALING
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.