Gay the fabulist is only interesting in a certain sense and to a small extent.
The fabulist is to create a laugh, but yet, under a merry guise, to convey instruction.
"Ah, I see," said the fabulist with a wink aside for Jeff's benefit.
That is the fabulist's opinion—Harriet Shelley's is not reported.
We give the last-named piece as a specimen of his work as a fabulist.