The Cat and the Birds

07. THE CAT AND THE BIRDS. One morning a cat with much care dressed himself up like a doctor, and went to call on some little birds that lived in a cage near by. "Good morning," he said. "I heard from a friend that there was illness amongst you, and, being very much grieved, I hastened here as quickly as I could to see if I could help you in any way."
"No, thank you," cried all the little birds in a chorus; "there is nothing the matter with us. We are very well indeed, and we shall all keep very well so long as our door is shut and you are on the outside of it." [more info]

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