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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

35. The Two Crabs (Perry 322)

"So awkward, so shambling a gait!"
Mrs. Crab did her daughter berate,
Who rejoined, "It is true
I am backward, but you
Needed lessons in walking quite late."


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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.