Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
55. Porcupine, Snake and Company (Perry
Going shares with the Snakes, Porcupine
Said - "the best of the bargain is mine;"
Nor would he back down,
When the snakes would disown
The agreement his quills made them sign.
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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.