This story is about about two greedy farmers who want to steal a cow and land away from a penniless man named Donald O'Neary. But of course, greedy is bad, the poor man out smarts the farmers and though they gloss over it, I believe they drown in the lake. Hooray! (Just kidding) This story was adapted, which leads me to think it's most likely a very old story.
Burn was in top form for this book. Her illustrations in Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary remind me of The Story of Ferdinand, illustrated by Robert Lawson. Just really well executed pen and ink illustrations with great character development.
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary
Adapted by Joseph Jacobs
Illustrated by Doris Burn
Coward-McCann, Inc., 1968