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Title: The true philosopher and other cat tales
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987
Publisher: Boston, The Four seas company
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library
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teeth inhis neck. With a howl and in sudden conversion toextreme religious faith, the officer flung oif the animaland fled in terror from the apartment, followed by therest. Panic stricken they made their way to thekings sister to whom they breathlessly related all, ad-ding that it would be dangerous indeed to hurt a hairof the head of one protected in person by so great agod as the sacred cat. To the kings sister, who hadbeen born and bred in cat worship, this advice seemednot only obvious but excellent; and so much was shedisturbed by what had passed, that she never furtherattempted in any way to harm the little princess. To return to the latter, upon the precipitate depar-ture of her midnight visitors, being little more thanstartled herself, she recaptured her pussy and spentthe rest of the night in endeavoring to calm him; withso little success, however, that upon her dropping intoa doze toward morning, he gave her a farewell lick andrub, jumped down from the bed, and trotted back
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AND OTHER CAT TALES 41 through the halls to that haven of peace and luxury,his altar, whence he made up his cat mind never againto wander. Theres no place like home, he thoughtto himself as he circled round and round in thecushions, making his nest, after taking a good, deepdrink from the alabaster bowl. Even nice little girlsarent worth the sacrifice of ones home. But she wasa very nice little girl and I hope shell come to see me.She did come very soon—the following day, in fact,this time led in by her attendants to worship and to beinstructed in the tenets of that feline creed. But, be-ing a cat lover, she never could forget that this was apussy-cat in addition to a god, and often stole up to thealtar when no one else was near to stroke the celestialback and scratch beneath the most holy chin. THE SELF MADE KITTEN At the heart of the slums where the tenth submergeseven to the periscope, in an environment as disadvan-tageous as it is sordid, where kittens have no prospectsbut the g
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