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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

5. King Log and King's Stork (Perry 44)

The Frogs prayed to Jove for a king:
Not a log, but a livelier thing."
Jove sent them a Stork,
Who did royal work,
For he gobbled them up, did their king.


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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.