Brer Rabbit in Translation
Today I’ve been scanning in images from old books we’ve got here at the Wren’s Nest. I think some of the coolest are from different countries. Funny how the image of Brer Rabbit changes in the translation.
This is from France, circa 1913. If it’s not clear, Brer Rabbit has tied fishing line to his tail. The pull is so strong that’s it’s lopped the tail straight off.
Next up, Japan!
What is so funny? Who are these baby Japanese rabbits? Look at their little clothes! They’re fully equiped with scarves and aprons and patches and bandanas and suspenders.
This next one is Russian, I think. What other alphabets are Cyrillic? Ukrainian, Serbian, something something. Any bright ideas?
Whatever it is, I’m so glad that Brer Fox is some kind of cowboy-biker. And my, look at those smoke rings! Nothing says Brer Rabbit like a good neckerchief, apparently.
EDIT March 22, 9:41 AM:
Here you go, Dante:
Here’s one more for you:
Call me crazy, but I think this one is Czech. Where is his neckerchief!?!