The Little Fish and the Penguin

Oils on board
91.5 x 107 cm

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Moral: Out of the frying pan into the fire.

A little Fish, fleeing from a Penguin, darted into an underwater cave for refuge, hoping to hide in it safely until his pursuer had disappeared. Great was his shock when he found that the cave was home to a huge Eel, to whom he fell an easy prey. ‘Oh, unhappy fish that I am! he exclaimed, ‘to be saved from the threat of Penguins, only to fall into the clutches of a far greater danger!’