The Mice in Council


Once upon a time the mice being sadly annoyed by the cat resolved to call a meeting to see by what means they could get rid of her. Many plans were suggested; then a young mouse got up and presented the idea of hanging a bell on the cat's neck.

This was hailed with much applause and was agreed to immediately. Then an old mouse who before now had remained without speaking got up and said that he considered this idea most ingenious but he wondered which of them was going to bell the cat?