How can four unprotected females get rid of a cat
who won't be got rid of?
It's a Cheshire cat
,' said the Duchess, `and that's why.
Conceive my emotions, monsieur, when this fat, beastly cat
is placed before me upon my desk!
At the opening notes of the melody--a slow, wailing, dirgelike air--the cats
rose, and circled round their mistress, marching to the tune.
I'd like to think cats
have a chance for heaven, but I can't.
The great cat
lay crouched upon a thick limb, hidden from the ape's view by dense foliage, waiting patiently until the anthropoid should come within range of his spring.
The kind Mouse agreed, but the Cat
slunk under the town wall to the church, and ate up half of the pot of fat.
No one can regret more than I the fact that you made me," asserted the cat
, crouching upon the floor and slowly swaying its spun-glass tail from side to side.
Cocky had darted to the side, but, even as he darted, and as the cat
landed on the sill, the cat
's paw flashed out sidewise and Cocky leaped straight up, beating the air with his wings so little used to flying.
At the cheerful tinkle of the gold, the Fox unconsciously held out his paw that was supposed to be lame, and the Cat
opened wide his two eyes till they looked like live coals, but he closed them again so quickly that Pinocchio did not notice.
The donkey laid himself down upon a heap of straw in the yard, the dog stretched himself upon a mat behind the door, the cat
rolled herself up on the hearth before the warm ashes, and the cock perched upon a beam on the top of the house; and, as they were all rather tired with their journey, they soon fell asleep.
Weston's coat, carefully wiped the rain from his hat, and gave the cat
its supper, busily talking all the time: now thanking her clerical friend for what he had done; now wondering how the cat
had found out the warren; and now lamenting the probable consequences of such a discovery.