Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Peter Arno's Robinson Crusoe Condensed

Here's a long-forgotten Peter Arno drawing of castaway Robinson Crusoe. Munro Leaf, the author of Ferdinand the Bull, wrote a one-page, tongue-in-cheek condensed version of Daniel Defoe's novel for publication in a 1940 magazine. The eBay seller has gone out of his way to conceal the magazine's name. If you're selling a single magazine page for $11.95, you don't really want someone to be able to go out and buy the entire issue of the magazine elsewhere for less.

Perhaps it's Literary Digest. Wouldn't that be appropriate?

Peter Arno, Robinson Crusoe:  "There were some wild goats around, but you can't make a wild goat draw to an inside straight."


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