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Tales and Novels of J. de La Fontaine — Volume 22 by Jean de La Fontaine
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[NOTE: There is a short list of bookmarks, or pointers, at the end of the
file for those who may wish to sample the author's ideas before making an
entire meal of them. D.W.]





THE TALES AND NOVELS
OF
J. DE LA FONTAINE



Volume 22.

Contains:
The Picture
The Pack-Saddle
The Ear-maker, and The Mould-Mender



THE PICTURE


SOLICITED I've been to give a tale,
In which (though true, decorum must prevail),
The subject from a picture shall arise,
That by a curtain's kept from vulgar eyes.