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Angel Cat
Cats do have a conscience: it tells them when to look innocent.

“ONLY this morning I was watching that tortoise-shell of yours on the houseboat. She was creeping along the roof, behind the flower-boxes, stalking a young thrush that had perched upon a coil of rope. Murder gleamed from her eye, assassination lurked in every twitching muscle of her body.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: See. Notice. Watch.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Kill. Roof. Play.

Use together in one sentence: Thrush. A bit of. Act.

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Tom and Terrier
Music: Gustav Holst
A fox terrier spies what looks like a hapless victim – until he gets up close.

HALF-way up the High Street a cat darted out from one of the houses in front of us, and began to trot across the road. Montmorency gave a cry of joy — the cry of a stern warrior who sees his enemy given over to his hands — the sort of cry Cromwell might have uttered when the Scots came down the hill — and flew after his prey.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Appear. Seem. Seam.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Want. Sort. Nose.

Use together in one sentence: In front. Its. Joy.

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The Knight, the Lady, and the Forest of Sorrow
Music: Francesco Geminiani
A little fable of encouragement for all the suffering.

ONCE upon a time, a company of knights rode upon the marches of a thick forest. Night lay upon it, and whoever turned aside from that path was held fast in its thorny briars, and lost in its darkness.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Lay. Lie.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Find. Lead. Rent.

Use together in one sentence: Hold fast. Wound. Sorrow.

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