“Help!” cried the small mouse.
The cat just laughed. “There’s no one here.”
“Let me go!” the mouse pleaded.
“Ahh! If only I could!” the large tabby cat said. “But I’ve not eaten yet today.”
Just then the mouse made a dive for it. The cat called out with a smile, “Don’t run. You’ll only die tired!”
The mouse seemed not to listen as he ran down the alley. With several leaps the cat soon caught up with the mouse. He could hear the rodent’s heart pounding and heavy breathing.
The cat slowly ate his tender mousy meal.