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Fable Aesop
The Cat And The Mice
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A certain house was overrun with Mice. A Cat, discovering this,
made her way into it and began to catch and eat them one by
one. Fearing for their lives, the Mice kept themselves close in
their holes. The Cat was no longer able to get at them and
perceived that she must tempt them forth by some device.
For this purpose she jumped upon a peg, and suspending
herself from it, pretended to be dead. One of the Mice, peeping
stealthily out, saw her and said, "Ah, my good madam, even
though you should turn into a meal-bag, we will not come near

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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