THE CAT AND THE COCK.
A CAT caught a Cock, and took counsel with himself how he might find a reasonable excuse for eating him. He accused him as being a nuisance to
men, by crowing in the night time, and not permitting them to sleep. The Cock defended himself by
saying, that he did this for the benefit of men, that
they might rise betimes for their labors. The Cat
replied, "Although you abound in specious apologies, I shall not remain supperless;" and he made a
meal of him.
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Book title: Three Hundred and Fifty Aesop's Fables.
Contributors: George Fyler Townsend - Translator, Harrison Weir - Illustrator, Aesop - Author.
Publisher: Belford, Clarke.
Place of publication: Chicago.
Publication year: 1882.
Page number: 61.
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