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The Cat Who Walks by Himself (1) : Part One. The sly cat hatches a plan to get all the benefits of domestic life without any of the responsibilities.
The Cat Who Walks by Himself
Part one

Based on ‘Just So Stories’, by Rudyard Kipling.

In this short tale by Rudyard Kipling, we learn how the Cat tried to get all the comforts of domestic life without doing any work in return.

AFTER he was tamed by Woman, Wild Man tamed Wild Cow and Wild Horse with food and shelter, but not Wild Cat. ‘I am the Cat who walks by himself’ he said haughtily, ‘and all places are alike to me’.

And Woman laughed, for though the wild woods were cold and wet, the Cat would not serve.

But at that, the cat grew sly. ‘For three words of praise from your lips’ he said, ‘will you let me enter your cave, and sit by your fire, and drink Wild Cow’s milk, for ever and ever?’

Woman laughed again, and agreed the bargain, for three words of praise would never pass her lips.

But one day the Bat, little upside down Bat that lived in the Cave, told the Cat that there was now a baby in the family. ‘Ah’ said the Cat. ‘My time has come’.

Based on ‘Just So Stories’, by Rudyard Kipling.

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(1865-1936)

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