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Monday, May 23, 2011

a bold rabbit

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Does this style look familiar? This is another illustration by Boris Artzybasheff for the 1922 book Verotchka's Tales, in this case for "The Story of a Bold Rabbit with Cock Eyes and a Short Tail."
"This rabbit was born in the woods," the story begins,

and was scared of everything. If a branch cracked anywhere or a bird flew past or a lump of snow fell from a tree, his rabbit heart went down, down, down into his furry boots. Now this little rabbit was afraid for a day, for two days, for a week, for a whole year. But when he was grown up, he just got tired of being a scared rabbit.

"I am not afraid of anybody!" he shouted through the woods. "I am not afraid at all! I am not afraid of anything or of anybody, and that's all there is to it!"

And how did that work for him? You may read that for yourself here.


Katnip Lounge said...

The stories are enchanting! I bookmarked the site.

Laura Brown said...

That's a great picture! Did you know that this is Rabbit Awareness Week? (In the UK, anyway.)

curator said...

Laura, I did NOT know that! Well, that's fortuitous timing.
Hi Katnip L!
What is up with the crazy spacing on Blogger? I can't get it to behave.