She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom.
While their mother was searching the house, Moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.
They patted it with their little soft paws --"Shall we make dear little muffins?" said Mittens to Moppet
But just at that moment somebody knocked at the front door, and Moppet jumped into the flour barrel in a fright
"The chimney wants sweeping--Oh, dear me, Cousin Ribby--now Moppet and Mittens are gone!"
"Here's one of your kittens at least," said Ribby, dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
Mother, Mother," said Moppet, "there's been an old woman rat in the kitchen, and she's stolen some of the dough!"
But Moppet had been too much frightened to peep out of the barrel again.
Moppet and Mittens have grown up into very good rat-catchers.
This new chapter slingshots forward in time to the late 1960s, dovetailing neatly with the prelude to the original Conjuring, which introduced audiences to a wooden moppet
with a hand-painted rictus grin.