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Images began as victorian-era trading cards or postcards. All images
were enhanced by Glenda Moore.
THE BELLING OF THE
of the mice met in council to discuss the best way to secure against attacks
of the cat. After several suggestions were debated, a mouse of experience
and standing got up and said: "I think I have hit upon a plan which will
ensure our future safety." We will fasten a bell around the neck of our
enemy, the cat, which by its tinkling will warn us of her approach."
As the proposal was being applauded, a mouse who was even wiser stood up
on his feet and said: "It is easy to propose impossible solutions. I agree
that it is an admirable plan, but who is going to bell the cat?"