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Western Europe

The Story of Miss Moppet

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Difficulty *
Themes: Animals

Summary: This is the story of cat that tries to catch a mouse but fails, so she tries to lure the mouse and catch him. The mouse manages to escape and dances on the cupboard.

There was a kitten called Miss Moppet. Once she thought that she heard a mouse!

The Mouse was peeping out behind the cupboard and making fun of Miss Moppet. He was not afraid of a kitten.

Miss Moppet jumped just too late; she missed the Mouse and hit her head. She thought it was a very hard cupboard!

The Mouse watched Miss Moppet from the top of the cupboard. Miss Moppet tied up her head in a duster and sits before the fire.

The Mouse thought that she is looking very ill. He comes sliding down the bell-pull.

Miss Moppet started to look worse and worse. The Mouse came a little closer.

Miss Moppet was holding her poor head in her paws and looked at him through a hole in the duster. Now the Mouse came very close. And then all of a sudden – Miss Moppet jumped to catch the Mouse!

And because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet – Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet. She ties him up in the duster and tosses it like a ball.

But she forgot about that hole in the duster; and when she untied it – there was no Mouse! He has wriggled out and run away; and he is dancing on the top of the cupboard!