Aesop's Fables - The Lobster and his Mother - Stock Image

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"The Lobster and His Mother." Moral: When the Recruiting Sergeant tempts you with the scarlet uniform, he says nothing about getting you into hot water. This relates to the days when the British army wore their famous red coats. Boiled lobsters turn red... Illustration from "The Fables of Aesop and others: Translated into Human Nature" designed and drawn on the wood by Charles H. Bennett, engraved by Swain, published by W. Kent & Co., London, 1857. Bennett was a prolific Victorian illustrator.

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