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THE CAT AND THE MOUSE,
PORTLAND: PUBLISHED BY FRANCIS BLAKE,
CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTION
LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. JjV *r 1S ^*^> ^S^?^?^?^5%?^W^^^'V^'^'^^^^^v&^ . WHO }j <* PLAYED IN THE FARM-HOUSE.
ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM EGBERTS. ILLUSTRATED WITH Six DRAWINGS BY JOHN ABSOLON AND HARRISON WEIR.*. 1 *. i* .
to see that Mousey was very much vexed . the Cat bit off the Mouse's \ ' tail. and never stole any cheese. the Mouse's head but this Mouse was a good L ) Mouse. quite by accident. ' - It was very strange that the Cat did not .IL v # ^ f* V L >* THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. k . and so the Cat only bit off her tail. X* . bite off ^ . ) her tail was gone so she said to Pussy. when. 1). k k ONCE on a time a Cat and a Mouse were playing together in the kitchen of the farm-house at Spring Vale.
.''^ (. THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. "Oh." said Brindle.' ^''^'^:<--^^^. and thus began : I - -. Mousey. Mousey. if you get me some hay nay breakfast. and Pussy again. T Vijy ^ 6 -fi > ^ ^ < ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^_ -- ^ :r .^_A-^'-^. I want Pussy milk. /ar* ^^ ^^ ?^ ^^ ." will give me my for ^ f own tail "So I will. *. give to give me some milk. and jumped. So she frisked... and then she ran Till & $ she came to Bob Rose. Bob Rose ' will give me some!" said -.Xr ?7 <g%. "Please. Biindle.
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. I want to give Brindle hay. Mr. "Please. '. Brindle will give me some will give <^ milk. give me some!" said So she frisked. V 1 *V -****& V . and jumped.*- I 'i T* > *>.VilP" */ 8 THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. v. give >* me some hay. and thus began : ** . V* t-. for if you get me some bread my breakfast." "So I will. I will give Pussy milk. Jack Hardy Mousey." said Bob Eose. Mousey. Eose. will "Oh. and then she ran Till she came to Jack Hardy. and Pussy me my own tail again.
give to give me some Bob Rose . I* -'] " 4 Please." "So I will. Mr. " Oh. and jumped. Mousey. I want Bob Rose bread. bread . will give me some give hay." said Jack Hardy. Ned Lambkin will give !" said Mousey. I will give Pussy milk. I will give Brindle hay Brindle will me some will give milk. and then she ran Till she came to Ned Lambkin. *< So she frisked. Hardy. and thus began : ' : <': . and * A Pussy me my own tail again. if you get me some meat me some for my breakfast.%( 41) 10 THE CAT AND THE MOUSE.
I will give will . Jack Hardy I M | Vj. want *K f* j Jack Hardy meat.. that I will !" said Mousey . fallen at if you will eat up the crumbs that have Lambkin. Mousey. Mr. " So I will. my breakfast. give to give me some meat. L *) *) ^< -*L . Brindle will give milk. $ Bob Rose will give me some hay. me some vj I will give Brindle hay." said Ned " Oh. give me some Bob Rose bread : . L \ * " Please. and she soon *tL cleared the floor of every crumb. bread. and Pussy ' ' will give me my own tail again. Lambkin.12 THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. I will give ^ ^ Pussy milk.
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and Mousey gave Pussy milk. and Mousey gave Bob Rose the bread." 14 THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. and Brindle gave Mousey some milk. /^ri^ . and Bob Rose gave Mousey some hay. and Mousey gave Jack Hardy the meat. **(< V ) Ci * ( } - ( fe Then Ned Lambkin gave Mousey some meat. and then Pussy gave Mousey HER OWN TAIL AGAIN. and Jack -( Hardy gave Mousey some bread. and Mousey gave Brindle the hay.
* A > And And she frisked. - . away she ran. and jumped. " Catch me if you can/' v. and cried out to Pussy.