Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Crane images. I really like the way that Crane has combined here the traditional Aesopic fable of the lion and the mouse along with the variation (found first in Abstemius, I believe) where the mouse wants to marry the lioness!
M0208 = Perry150. Source: Yenni 19. This is Perry 150. To find out what the mouse asked for after freeing the lion from the net, see #209. For a completely different kind of ending, see what happened when the mouse helped an eagle, #412. For another story about animal gratitude, see the fable of the ant and the dove, #646.