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"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry"--the shortened, translated version from a poem by Robert Burns in 1785 refers to the author who, as legend has it, accidentally destroyed a mouse's nest while plowing in the fields.
Johnston posed in the March 10, 1846, missive found in the mouse's nest. Mr.
Yet before jumping to too clear-cut a conclusion, we must remember that this is a house mouse and while her hole in the skirting is the equivalent of the field mouse's nest, it is at least arguable that the rooms of the house are as much her natural habitat as the fields are for her country relation.