The Cat and the Mice

11. THE CAT AND THE MICE. A Cat, no longer able to procure Mice to devour, hit upon a plan to tempt them from their holes in the ceilings. She suspended herself by the hind legs from a ring in the wall and pretended that she was dead. One of the Mice perceiving this, said, “Ah, madam, even though you turn into a barley-bag, we will not come near you." MORAL. The prudent cease to put conīŦdence in those who have once deceived them. [more info]

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