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The Calico Cat

The Calico Cat by Charles Miner Thompson
By: (1864-1941)

The consequences of letting your irritation get the better of you are humorously portrayed in this story of a self-important man who fires a shotgun at an annoying cat on his fence.. and hits a man skulking in the bushes. What did the cat do to enrage him? Why was the man in the bushes? And how can the whole matter be covered up and done away with before the neighbors start gossiping?

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THE CALICO CAT

BY

CHARLES MINER THOMPSON

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

F. R. GRUGER

[Illustration: Logo]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge 1908

COPYRIGHT, 1908, BY CHARLES MINER THOMPSON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published October, 1908

SECOND IMPRESSION

TO MY WIFE

NOTE

I have to make these acknowledgments: to Mr. Ira Rich Kent for many a helpful suggestion in the framing of the story; to the publishers of "The Youth's Companion," in which the tale first appeared, for permitting the use of Mr. Gruger's admirable illustrations, and to Mr. Francis W. Hight for the very pleasant cat which he has drawn for the cover.

THE AUTHOR

[Illustration: Cat dozing upon the top of the fence.]

THE CALICO CAT

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Mr. Peaslee looked more complacent than ever. It was Saturday noon, and Solomon had just returned from his usual morning sojourn "up street." He had taken off his coat, and was washing his face at the sink, while his wife was "dishing up" the midday meal... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 8, 2014
Subject: Calico Cat
A delightful story with a moral Wonderfully read which really made it very entertaining. Thank you.
Reviewer: - December 3, 2013
Subject: The Calico Cat
A lovely quirky little story with the perfect reader. Thank you.
Reviewer: - August 16, 2013
Amusing sweet story. Very well read
Reviewer: - August 12, 2013
Sweet story. Well narrated. Thank you!


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