'But we must provide for the winter or else we shall suffer hunger,' said the Cat. 'You, little Mouse, cannot venture everywhere in case you run at last into a trap.' This good counsel was followed, and a little pot of fat was bought.
'What is there odd about it?' said the Cat. 'It is not worse than Breadthief, as your godchild is called.'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
The cat is 'eavy cat. I 'ave thrown 'im very hard, for my nerves and my toothache and my 'atred 'ave given me the giant's strength.
Then I say that there cannot be two Mrs Balderstone Rockmettlers in Europe, so I mention to her the cat. And, to cut the long story short, I have ventured to purchase for you as a little present the cat Alexander.'
"Why didn't you make her pretty to look at?" asked the cat.
"You made me pretty--very pretty, indeed--and I love to watch my pink brains roll around when they're working, and to see my precious red heart beat." She went to a long mirror, as she said this, and stood before it, looking at herself with an air of much pride.
As Dan said, the thing should be done properly, since Paddy was no common cat.
The Story Girl selected the spot for the grave, in a little corner behind the cherry copse, where early violets enskied the grass in spring, and we boys dug the grave, making it "soft and narrow," as the heroine of the old ballad wanted hers made.
"Look at me," said the Cat. "For the same foolish reason, I have lost the sight of both eyes."
"Poor Blackbird!" said Pinocchio to the Cat. "Why did you kill him?"
'An' you'll be a bit o' company for me too, Miss,' said she; 'I like as I feel lonesome without my cat.
' But when I had finished reading, and done the half of a seam, with Nancy's capacious brass thimble fitted on to my finger by means of a roll of paper, I was disturbed by the entrance of Mr.
"This is my plan," said the Cat.
"What are you going to do?" The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.