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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.

3 comments:

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.